We are pleased to announce plans to revitalise our London headquarters as part of our ongoing work to ensure a sustainable future for RICS, while enhancing member value and experience.

The new plans will reinvigorate our headquarters on Great George Street, providing RICS members with a state-of-the-art members’ lounge complete with meeting rooms and collaborative workspaces, as well as offering a new bar and brasserie on the ground floor at No. 11 – next door to our HQ. 

The new brasserie will be delivered in partnership with catering and events management firm Searcys and named ‘Searcys Bar and Brasserie at Surveyors House’. High quality food and drink options will be available and RICS members will be able to enjoy an exclusive discount at this venue as well as Searcys’ additional eight venues in London. 

Our prime central London location is available free of charge for RICS members to use, making it an ideal place for working in between London meetings. Members can take advantage of video conferencing facilities, reliable Wi-Fi and a modern office space, and can use our conference and seminar rooms for meetings with clients and colleagues. 

Members can continue to access our headquarters for meetings and workspace while refurbishing works commence, and we aim to have our new spaces open to members by early autumn.  

Meanwhile, as part of our commitment to sustainably maintain our beautiful, historic listed HQ building, we will also be partnering with Searcys to manage meeting spaces on other floors within the building for commercial events to third parties under the name ‘Surveyors House at RICS Westminster’. Members looking to book these spaces will receive a substantial discount from the commercial rates.

“Our central London space at Great George Street is a huge asset to RICS, in a superb location and surrounded by stunning views. We are delighted to be announcing this investment in its future. Our members will be able to use these modern, new and free facilities whenever they need and can take advantage of discounted food and drinks. Similarly, they will be able to book other meeting rooms through Searcys at concessionary rates. This kind of partnership is standard practice for professional bodies. It helps us unlock the full potential of our buildings and protect our future.”

Justin Young

RICS CEO

Work is starting imminently, and we expect to be able to reveal our new spaces by early autumn.