Royal Society for Public Health announce move to new headquarters
10 June 2011
Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has purchased a new property in the heart of London which will become their new headquarters. Public health is high on the agenda of both the Coalition Government and Opposition Parties and this increased emphasis on better health has raised the profile and demand of the RSPH. The move will help facilitate the increased workload.
The move to John Snow House will be completed on 18th June. Named after the famous health pioneer, John Snow House will join 28 Portland Place as part of the RSPH’s property portfolio. RSPH have had a fixed term rental at Market Towers for 3 years which is due to end this Autumn.
John Snow House is an upgrade from RSPH’s current offices in Vauxhall. It measures 12,500 square foot with a law firm on the two top floors as our tenants. The building benefits from the Florence Nightingale Training Suite which is comprised of three beautifully decorated rooms available for public hire. The Suite’s namesake has been associated with the society for many years since she donated her own annotated copy of her book on infection control in hospitals to one of the RSPH’s predecessor organisations.
John Snow House is a short distance from the mainline stations of Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street and close to numerous underground stations including Aldgate East and Tower Gateway on the DLR. The new location will be of huge benefit to visitors to the charity, as well as those attending public health related events and training held at RSPH. John Snow House also provides a superb location for those hiring our training and meeting rooms.
“We believe the move is a positive step for RSPH” says Chief Executive Professor Richard Parish.“John Snow House is a very accessible, attractive, Victorian building and we have spent a great deal of time ensuring that the interior is designed to suit the needs of the charity as well as those of any visitors to our new venue”.
“In these times of economic crisis, it is a mark of success and confidence that RSPH have been able to buy another property and we are very excited to complete the move“.
The RSPH’s new address will be John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street, London, E1 8AN and the new telephone number will be 0207 265 7300.
Notes to editors
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and well-being. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice we advise on policy development, provide education and training services, encourage scientific research, disseminate information and certify products, training centres and processes.
Around 100,000 students take our qualifications each year in food hygiene, salon hygiene, pest control, health & safety, nutrition, the built environment, health, meat inspection and emergency planning. We provide qualifications which are directly relevant to the workplace and we help people to progress through their chosen career by offering qualifications at different levels. RSPH is also an awarding body recognised by Ofqual. We have a network of over 1500 training centres throughout the UK. We provide a wide range of course material including syllabuses and sample exam papers.
The RSPH is an independent charity formed in October 2008 with the merger of the Royal Society of Health (RSH) and the Royal Institute of Public Health (RIPH). The RSPH has a Royal Charter and Her Majesty The Queen is the Society’s Patron.