NHS Property 2021

Tuesday 9th November 2021   

One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Conference Agenda

***Past event***
Tuesday 9th November 2021, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Plenary session

The Plenary session will be a panel discussion and Q&A covering the following subject matters:

Reflections since the Strategic Estates Planning Team

  • What has been delivered in estates since the Naylor 2016 report – where we are and where we need to be.
  • Evolution of our environment: digital, social equality – putting estates in a wider context.
  • Growing profile of estates in the NHS (including property companies evolving from landlords to partners)

Integrated Care Systems – challenges, opportunities and how estates can support

  • Specialist estates capacity to support ICSs: town planning, development, energy & environment, smarter working, rise in digital and smarter healthcare buildings.
  • How the existing portfolio can help primary and community care objectives.
  • Collaboration and partnering.
  • Optimising the existing estate.

Worksessions / presentations

Opportunities for better local management for primary and community estate – CCGs/Integrated Care Systems are in a process of significant change with focus on better integration across services and providers. Primary and Community care estate is a key enabler for this transformation that seeks to provide better, more joined-up care and to improve local care.

This session will cover the lessons learnt from Kent where the local system has been exploring all possible options and using all available avenues to ensure that estates play their part in driving alignment with patient-focussed objectives, reducing overall estates costs and improving estate quality and management.

Developing place-based estate strategies
On 11 February 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care published the White Paper Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all, which sets out legislative proposals for a health and care bill. it is intended that these proposals will be implemented in April 2022. The central aim of ICSs is to integrate care across different organisations and settings, joining up hospital and community-based services. This will have profound implications on the NHS and social care real estate footprint. Although the system change will take some time to evolve, we hope this presentation provides those involved in delivering the ICS plans some guidance on assembling their real estate portfolio to meet place-based settings.
ICS champions will find this presentation helpful in reviewing estate solutions under four principal headings:

  • Assets in the right location, accessible & patient centric
  • Property solution must be sustainable and meet carbon footprint targets
  • Property regularisation and ensuring continuity of occupation
  • Control rental costs (with special insight into the healthcare market)

Homes for NHS Staff – Community Health Partnerships Limited (“CHP”) and their advisors Montagu Evans will be discussing the journey ‘thus far’ to bring forward part of the Finchley Memorial Hospital site to deliver up to 130 homes for NHS staff in salary bands 2-8. We will discuss the vision and objectives of the scheme as well as how we worked through the planning process to secure a resolution to grant outline planning permission. We will also share collaborative studies supported by North Central London Partnerships (NCL) Trusts, Trust Charities, GLA and One Public Estate that builds on the research by the Royal College of Nursing demonstrating the case for housing and we will demonstrate how the proposed Section 106 agreement will secure this 100% affordable housing for the medium to long term.

Space Utilisation – Why is it so hard to maximise optimisation of NHS community buildings and how can you overcome barriers? This session will show you how to overcome key barriers to good utilisation. We will provide evidence and practical insights from over 50 projects, a stakeholder poll and relevant case studies.  We want to change the way the NHS thinks about and uses space to deliver more services locally, improve the experience and outcomes for patients and staff, reduce operating costs and save time.  We will show practical solutions to improving utilisation rates across primary, community and NHS office accommodation

Post Pandemic Opportunities for NHS Estates – There has been talk of repurposing property assets for the benefit of the NHS estate for a while, but the pressures put on the retail and office markets, particularly, by the pandemic have been a catalyst to accelerate that change. In recent times we have seen NHS Trusts taking space in shopping centres for PPE storage, vaccination centres and clinical space. Trusts have also taken advantage of a struggling office market to reduce the pressure on space within hospitals.  In this session we talk to Carly Palmer, Associate Director at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust about the ways her Trust is making room for more clinical space on-site and look at some other case studies of more innovative use of non-clinical space.

Delivering sustainable growth in the workplace – Workplaces cannot grow sustainably without investment in staff. In this session we will explore the many benefits that apprenticeships can bring to your workplace and explain how to get your staff Chartered without it costing the earth. We will also highlight how apprenticeships are increasing diversity in the property profession.

Foleshill, the greenest healthcare centre in the UK – Find out more about Foleshill Heath Centre, the UK’s first Passivhaus certified healthcare building. This £3.3m 619m2 innovative primary care centre in Coventry is an example for future sustainable NHS estate design. We will explain CHP’s vision to develop Foleshill working with our build partners and the local NHS to create this facility in only 10 months during the pandemic.

We will outline the design and construction, demonstrate the energy efficiency, Passivhaus whole life cost; showing data and feedback from patients and staff using this sustainable low energy building.

One Public Estate; Building a Movement Through Partnership – enabling collaboration across central and local government estate to support strategic health priorities

Driving a greener NHS: the road to net zero carbon – Climate change and the way we interact with our environment has a significant impact on our health. The UK government has therefore set a target for the country to become net zero carbon by 2050, with the NHS striving to be the first national health service to be net zero carbon by 2040.

In support of these targets and with over 3000 properties in our portfolio – that’s 10% of the NHS estate – NHS Property Services is in prime position to lead the way in reaching net zero carbon by 2040 by reducing the negative environmental impact of our buildings and creating awareness amongst our people and the occupiers of our buildings to help us do this. In this session, Cameron Hawkins will talk us through the plan and programmes to reach net zero carbon by 2040.

Utilising the NHS estate to deliver effective social prescribing within the community – To help the NHS get the most from its estate and support delivery of the Long Term Plan, we work with NHS colleagues to identify and turn vacant or underused space into social prescribing hubs, and poor quality, unused outdoor space into green spaces including allotments, sensory and dementia gardens. In doing this, we are helping patients socialise, learn new skills and hopefully improve their overall wellbeing.

In the past 18 months, we have created 28 social prescribing hubs across England and are targeting 50 by the end of the financial year. In this session, Rhea Horlock will explain how our social prescribing programme works and share some key learnings for others considering doing the same.

End of day panel & Chair’s closing remarks

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Plenary Speakers

Tuesday 9th November 2021, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Conference Chair: Daniella Barrow, ACES Council Member (former ACES President – 2016/17)

As a chartered surveyor and strategic and operational asset manager, Daniella Barrow has over 25 years’ experience in property in the public sector.  A public sector leader with over 15 years’ experience at a senior level across local government, she has led on major projects delivering outcomes around partnership working, transformation of service and change management.

Daniella’s current role as a Senior Director within the public sector owned Norse Group, responsible for the strategic delivery of the Group’s partnerships and leading on the strategic direction for the Group’s Estates and Asset Management services for their joint venture and public sector clients.

Daniella’s passion is to see how people and property can form and make places.

Her role within ACES has taken her from having a position on the ACES Council overseeing the liaison with the RICS to becoming national President in 2016. Here, she forged links between the organisation and Public Health England to promote the benefits of how property can be a lever in improving health and prosperity in communities through better use of assets and public realm.

The 2022/23 ACES President is Helen Stubbs from NHS Property Services Ltd, who takes up the position in November next year.

James Bawn, Partnering & Engagement – National Lead, Community Health Partnerships

James has over 17 years’ experience working across healthcare systems covering service planning, estates planning and delivery, and transformational change. He leads CHP’s Partnering & Engagement team across England.

He has led a major Public Private Partnership (PPP) project through procurement to financial close, securing finance funding of over £60 million for a number of standalone, multi-use, primary, community and mental health new builds.

James also leads the CHP team supporting the NHS to deliver its Primary Care Data Gathering programme and is developing an integration programme aimed at supporting health, social care and local communities in using its core estate to meet local population needs through a co-located and collaborative approach.

Saurabh Das, Principal, Strategic Business Advisory, Avison Young

Saurabh is a Principal in the Strategic Business Advisory team at Avison Young, leading projects for a wide range of Whitehall departments and their agencies, NHS Trusts and public bodies.

Over the last 20 years, he has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors within the property and corporate finance arena, delivering strategic advice to ministers, CEOs and CFOs. He trained as a Chartered Accountant at PwC. He holds an MA (PPE) from Oxford University and BA (Mathematics) from Delhi University.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor, Portfolio Optimisation Director, NHS Property Services

Simon Taylor is Portfolio Optimisation Director at NHS Property Services, with a core objective to work with ICSs, commissioners and other local stakeholders to develop solutions that encourage more effective delivery of NHS services. This can be done through property consolidation, improved utilisation, enabling disposals, re-purposing the estate to support new models of care and, where relevant, the “right-sizing” of new developments.

Before joining NHSPS in 2018, Simon supported the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the two property companies with the strategic estate planning programmes, supported Sir Robert Naylor in undertaking his estates review and also to lead the combined DHSC sponsored Strategic Estate Planning team.

Simon has over 30 years’ experience working in the real estate sector, including over 10 years as Head of Property Strategy for Telereal Trillium where he provided estate transformation and delivery services to public and private sector clients.

Nicola Theron

Nicola Theron, NCL Director of Estates, North London Partners in Health and Care

Nicola Theron is the Director of Estates in North Central London ICS. This role brings senior estates capacity to accelerate the estates workstream and give further priority to the profile of estate within the emerging ICS, to deliver improved health and care outcomes and support the ICS achieve both financial balance and transformational change.

The focus of the role is to work collaboratively with estate leads in providers, CCG, PCNs, Councils, and other partners, to innovate, share best practice and maximise sharing of resources across organisations in North London, with a focus on estates delivery, efficiency, the health equity and net zero agendas.

She is a Chartered Surveyor by training, having worked extensively in the private and public sector, with the last 14 years spent working in the NHS. In her previous role, she was CEO of a public private partnership in the NHS and led on the delivery of 10 health centres totalling 500,000 sq. ft of integrated community hubs. She is on the board of a national charity, Polka Theatre, who are delivering a major capital project within the arts sector.

Session Speakers

Tuesday 9th November 2021, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Meryl Bonser, Director of Enterprise Business Development, UCEM

Meryl has over 20 years’ experience of Business Development in the HE Sector. Following several years as Director of Business Development at the University of Reading, she spent six years as Director of Business Development and Marketing at Cranfield University. University and Business partnerships, research and bespoke programmes are her forte. As Director of Enterprise Business Development at UCEM, Meryl heads the team that manages the recruitment of new apprentices and sponsored students. This involves working closely with commercial clients, government departments and agencies. Students may be current staff that are being upskilled, or new recruits that aspire to become Chartered Surveyors.

Paul Burley, Partner – Healthcare, Montagu Evans

Paul advises a range of clients on a variety of developments and major mixed-use schemes; from the redevelopment of an operational hospital for healthcare, education, retail and residential uses to advising on the development of a site in a conservation area which included five listed buildings. Paul’s considerable experience means he’s often asked to appear as an Expert Witness at major public inquiries covering a range of areas including planning, compulsory purchase and transport and works act orders. He has also provided expert advice in relation to compensation proceedings. He has a particular interest in public inquiries in relation to major planning applications, CPOs, TWAOs and local development plans.

Stan Campbell, Partner, DAC Beachcroft

Stan leads DAC Beachcroft’s real estate offering in the health and social care space in Bristol. He provides advice across a wide range of sector providers in real estate transactions, projects and restructures, advising public sector bodies, independent sector providers, land developers and investors. His work includes delivering the real estate aspects of health and social care transaction due diligence, as well as advising on redevelopment of estates. He has been heavily involved in the property elements of the COVID nightingale projects in 2020, ensuring that the locations and premises can be swiftly and appropriately used and accessed within the very tight timescales demanded by the pandemic surge response.

Paul Conlan, Associate Director, Volume Transaction Team, Eddisons

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and RICS Registered Valuer, with over 15 years’ experience of providing healthcare advice to individual Landlords and Tenants on properties delivering NHS Primary Care to patients. Paul’s core skills are primarily valuation related and include, inspecting, measuring, valuation advice and training, research and analysis of rental evidence and data, dispute resolution, landlord and tenant issues, and presenting technical information and providing guidance to key stakeholders in large public sector organisations.

Paul has also undertaken expert witness and advocacy work for court proceedings and  tribunals in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and may be the only expert in his field to have acted across the whole of the UK.

Natalie Davies, Director of Corporate Services, Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust

Natalie has worked within the NHS in both acute and community settings for over 20 years. As the Corporate Services Director, Natalie has a strong background in corporate governance, risk management and compliance. Natalie has primary responsibility for a number of areas, including Estates, Facilities, Legal, Risk and compliance.

Cameron Hawkins

Cameron Hawkins, Head of Energy & Environment, NHS Property Services

Cameron heads up the Energy and Environment team which is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our buildings.  By working together, we can reduce the operating costs, waste and intensity of our buildings.

Cameron joined NHSPS in December 2018 to head up thr newly formed Energy and Environment Team.  Covering utilities, water, waste and transport, Cameron’s objectives are to reduce the environmental impact of NHSPS’ operations, reduce costs and to ensure compliance with environmental legislations.  Cameron brings a vast experience in the energy and environment industry having been most recently been a Director of Energy Management at a global real estate company, overseeing the implementation of energy and environmental strategiesat over a dozen global, EMEA and UK businesses.  Previous to this Cameron has switched between consulting on and project managing large energy efficiency projects from New Zealand to New York.

Aileen Hogan, Programme Manager, Community Health Partnerships

Aileen brings a mix of business and healthcare experience from the public and private sector. As a Senior programme/project consultant she is currently working with Community Health Partnerships on the Affordable Homes for NHS staff and creation of an inclusive design interactive web site tool. A key priority for Aileen on the Affordable homes scheme has been to drive the demand analysis, end user needs and aspirations in collaborations with North Central London Partnership team (NCL), Trust Charities and Trusts to support much needed evidence for demand for Affordable homes.

Aileen has held senior roles in Nursing, hospital, and project management at Director level in UK, Ireland, and various Middle East locations. Many of her senior roles have been linked to hospital infrastructure to from value engineering solutions to new build initiatives. She brings extensive experience in collaboration with clinical teams, construction, and architects to maximise the potential of old and new building to ensure they deliver against growing need for change in healthcare demand. She has equally led the delivery of multiple green field and brown field developments working closely with investors to create the business case, end users on optimum operational design and construction teams re optimum project management and timely delivery.

Post successful outline planning approval, Aileen continues to support the opportunity to build 100% Affordable Homes for NHS Key worker staff at Finchley.

Rhea Horlock, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, NHS Property Services

Rhea joined NHS Property Services in 2019, supporting the business on a range of cross-functional CSR programmes to help the NHS deliver on its Long Term Plan. Rhea has responsibility for creating social and environmental impact at NHSPS, including through the development of social prescribing hubs and improving estate accessibility. Prior to working within the NHS, Rhea worked on corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives at Royal Mail and O2.

Julian Humphreys BSc MCIOB FCMI MAPM, Programme Manager, Community Health Partnerships

Julian is CHP’s delivery lead for the Foleshill Health Centre and has been involved since approval of the OBC in August 2018. Julian leads the separate CHP-appointed Passivhaus design team.  Following FBC approval in July 2020, Julian took the project to contract close and led the project through construction, handover, and occupation

Helen Lazarus, One Public Estate, Office of Government Property, Cabinet Office

Helen is the Health portfolio lead for the One Public Estate programme, led by the Office of Government Property in partnership with the Local Government Association and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Originally qualifying as a planning and development surveyor, Helen worked initially in local and regional government regeneration before specialising in the development of national partnership programmes across the private and public sectors. Joining the Office of Government Property at the start of the pandemic made for an interesting induction; happily she is still enjoying the challenges and opportunities brought about via leading multi-organisation collaboration.

One Public Estate works across central government departments, local government and other public agencies to enable the transformation of public places and services via property-based collaborative projects. Providing practical and technical support alongside revenue project funding, the OPE programme delivers asset efficiencies, more integrated public services, housing and local economic growth. Helen works with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Improvement, NHS Property Services to ensure the development of opportunities for collaboration across the health estate.

Sam McCumiskey, Managing Director, gbpartnerships consult

Sam joined gbp in 2015 after working for 22 years’ in the NHS at a senior management level, initially managing services and then moving into service improvement and finally into strategic transformation programmes and leading significant capital projects.  Sam is now very proud to lead gbpConsult, a team of healthcare planners who are passionate about improving service and estates planning and delivery.  She is particularly experienced in the following sectors; Primary, Community, Place Based and Mental Health Care services and property.

Carly Palmer, Associate Director, Capital, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust

Carly is a qualified Biomedical Scientist and Project and Programme Manager, having worked in the NHS for over 20 years working in a variety of different roles.  She initially started within IM&T as a Senior Information Analyst before moving into Operational General Management roles covering clinical services such as Gynaecology & Fertility, Plastic Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat and Neurosciences specialties.

Following close working with Estates and Strategic Development colleagues operationalising redevelopment projects for several years, Carly transitioned over to position of Associate Director for Capital just over 7 years ago. She holds overall responsibility for the delivery of the Trust’s Operational and Strategic Capital Programmes, Property and Asset management and Trust’s Arts programme.

Dean Parrett, Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft

Dean is a Legal Director in DAC Beachcroft’s London real estate team. Dean handles real estate relationships with a wide variety of the firm’s health sector clients in London and the South. Dean has significant experience advising on large scale leasehold and freehold disposals, acquisitions and developments. Clients include University College London Hospitals NHS FT, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

Javid Patel, Director and Head of Public Sector, Eddisons

Javid has over 25 years of experience in the property industry and provides strategic advice to major public and private sector clients. In the Health Sector, he has delivered major estate transformation estate strategies such as: new hospital development for Camden Islington NHS Trust at Kings Cross, Primary Care PFI asset restructure and advised STPs on major capital funding projects such as Norfolk and Waveney and Greater Manchester Devolution Programme. He is currently the Programme Director and delivering the Lease Events Partner Contract for NHS Property Services.

Javid enjoys working in high performance teams, achieving challenging targets and delivering excellent results. He also leads on portfolio optimisation, workplace transformation, cross organisation estate strategy implementation, transaction advisory services, outsourcing and programme management.

Eugene Prinsloo, Developments Director, Community Health Partnerships

Eugene started his career in EY’s Real Estate Group, moving to the private sector partner in early LIFTCos, to his position within CHP.  His current role is to lead the development function, acting for the public sector head tenant.  Currently his team work to adapt LIFT buildings to support new models of care and drive value for money from the existing estate.

Eugene’s team use projects to support the delivery of CHP’s strategic objectives, which include a sustainable NHS.  Current projects include a key worker accommodation scheme to support recruitment and retention policies as well as delivering the first Passivhaus health centre in the UK at Foleshill.

Andrea Proudlock, Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft

Andrea is part of DAC Beachcroft’s Northern Real Estate team and heads up their Northern offering to NHS Trusts, GPs and private sector healthcare providers. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in advising the NHS on its estate, so has been involved in many of its reincarnations. At the moment she has a particular interest in working with FTs to look at strategically how they can restructure their estate and leverage it for the financial benefit of the NHS, in particular with a view to trying to work around the impact of the new IFRS19 accounting rules and CEDL. Recently Andrea has been involved in purchasing a large logistics industrial site for an FT from a commercial provider which is now being redeveloped for PPE manufacture (amongst other things). She is currently advising on the development of a New Eye Infirmary, Integrated Care Centre and on a number of GP leases with rent reimbursement issues.

Howard Williams, Partner – Healthcare, Montagu Evans

Howard has over 18 years of experience working with NHS clients and assisting them with rationalisation programs of surplus land and buildings. His work on housing schemes, care homes, senior living developments and key worker housing has given him the understanding of the key value drivers in these sectors. Often taking projects through from cradle to completion for NHS clients, Howard has a unique and unrivalled in-depth experience of the NHS; understanding their needs for delivering best value in accordance with NHS estate code. Howard is an RICS Registered Valuer and has previously authored Estate Strategies as well as inputting into outline and full business cases supporting the disposal of NHS land and buildings.

Jonathan Wilson, Managing Consultant, gbpartnerships consult

Jonathan has had a long and productive career in healthcare, as principal Architect until 2018, and then as Healthcare Estate Strategist with gbpConsult.  For over 30 years Jonathan has been part of a fascinating dialogue with providers and the healthcare design community. Together they have worked to make healthcare environments more responsive and effective, with some degree of success.  Through his professional role Jonathan advocates for physical environments that support integrated service delivery and promote health and wellbeing for both service users and service providers. He works with providers to promote and deliver service-led design through collaborative engagement with users.  Jonathan’s experience touches on all areas of health care provision: primary, community, secondary and tertiary, and mental health.

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Event Timetable

Tuesday 9th November, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:3010:45 Plenary and Q&A

  • Simon Taylor, NHS Property Services
  • Nicola Theron, North London Partners in Health and Care
  • James Bawn, Community Health Partnerships
  • Saurabh Das, Avison Young
  • Daniella Barrow, ACES, Conference Chair

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking

11:10 – 12:50 – Breakout Presentations

  • Opportunities for better local management for primary and community estate
  • Developing place-based estate strategies
  • Homes for NHS Staff
  • Post Pandemic Opportunities for NHS Estates
  • Space Utilisation – Why is it so hard to maximise optimisation of NHS community Buildings and how can you overcome the barriers?

12:50 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 15:10 – Presentations

  • Delivering sustainable growth in the workplace
  • One Public Estate; Building a Movement Through Partnership
  • Foleshill, the greenest healthcare centre in the UK – a case study

15:10 – 15:30 Refreshments and networking

15:30 – 16:30 – Presentations, panel debate, Q&A and Chair’s closing remarks
  • Driving a greener NHS: the road to net zero carbon
  • Utilising the NHS estate to deliver effective social prescribing within the community

16:30 Conference close

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Venue, Travel & Hotels

One Great George Street

Westminster London SW1P 3AA

Venue Information

Covid-19: One Great George Street have put an expansive number of COVID-safe measures in place to ensure the saftey of all visitors to the venue.  You can view a document detailing these safety measures here.

Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.

One Great George Street

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How to Reach Us

By London Underground
Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.

Walking Directions from Westminster Tube (exit 6)
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will be on Whitehall. Turn around (as if you were to walk back down the stairs) you are now facing Parliament Square. Walk around to the right onto Great George Street until you come to two sets of traffic lights. Cross over both and continue walking straight down Great George Street for about 1 minute. One Great George Street is the last building on the corner of Great George Street and Storey’s Gate. The building is also the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Disabled Parking
The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey’s Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne’s Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council‘s website for further information.

By River
A River Bus Service runs every 20 minutes during peak time from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal; the nearest pier to us is the London Eye.

By Car
The nearest car parks provided by Q-Park are located in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.

By Bicycle
The nearest TFL bike hire docking station is 0.4miles away on Abby Orchard Street. Click on the Cycle for Hire website and type in our post code SW1P 3AA. If your bike folds our cloak room can hold approximately 5 bikes at one time.

By Rail
London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.

By Bus
Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit the Transport for London website.

GPS co-ordinates
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W

Congestion Charge
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