Staff based at the headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners were thrilled to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as he officially opened their impressive new building at 30 Euston Square on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

The spectacular venue has undergone extensive renovations which have transformed the magnificent building to become a new, modern home for the RCGP whilst keeping its Victorian grandeur.

His Royal Highness toured the landmark building and was given the opportunity to see a ‘mock’ GP and patient consultation in the College’s state-of-the-art examination centre, which is used by over 3000 trainee GPs each year.

With nearly 50,000 members, the RGCP is the largest Medical Royal College in the UK. As patron of the College, The Duke of Edinburgh was keen to see the radical renovation that the once derelict building has undergone to become a global centre for primary care.

30 Euston Square has an interesting medical history and was once occupied by the Department of Health. The building is in a prime location with close proximity to the British Medical Association, the Wellcome Trust, and other related organisations which have created a ‘health hub’ in a busy and vibrant part of central London.

Yvette Bradley, General Manager at 30 Euston Square, said: “Having His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh officially open 30 Euston Square was a great honour. The venue is a wonderful place and the redevelopment has added to the aesthetic splendour of the building. I’m sure the many GPs who visit each year will appreciate their new headquarters.”