Royal Society of Medicine - London

Fileturn provided a full turnkey service to the Royal Society of Medicine for the design and build of a major refurbishment of its historic buildings.

Founded over 200 years ago, the Royal Society is one of the UK’s largest and most respected providers of continuing education for medical practitioners. In addition to holding a wide range of events, it also provides hotel accommodation for visiting members and dignitaries at its Domus Medica.

The Royal Society turned to Fileturn’s skills and experience in conservation projects to ensure that the highest standard of modern facilities could be provided without compromising the style and elegance of the building.

Fileturn managed every aspect of the programme, from design concept to completion. This involved the upgrade of 41 bedrooms to 5* standard, including new bathrooms, air conditioning and temperature controlled rooms. The new design uses the highest quality materials, such as burr oak furniture inlaid with African walnut, built bespoke by Fileturn’s master craftsmen.

Fileturn also created four new bedrooms including one suite. In addition, we adapted the accommodation to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, providing two new fully accessible bedrooms.

The work was carried out with sensitivity both to the historic fabric of the building and to the Royal Society’s education programme which continued throughout the refurbishment.