Post date: 
Tuesday, 26 January 2021

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has accepted an offer for 105 Judd St in part of a modernisation programme for the charity.

Matt Stringer, RNIB CEO, explains: “As part of our ongoing plans to transform RNIB to meet the 21st Century needs of blind and partially sighted people, we have been assessing our office space to ensure it best meets our needs and we are using our resources as effectively as possible. For some time, we have had more space in Judd Street than we require, an unrealised asset that can be put to better use for our customers.

“This week, the RNIB Board of Trustees accepted a strong commercial offer from Montrose Land and AshbyCapital for the remaining 90-year lease on our office at 105 Judd Street. Taking forward this proposal will fund our future strategy and allow us to develop a more modern, fully-accessible central London office that better meets the needs of our customers and staff.”

“RNIB will remain in Judd St for the next two years, alongside Guide Dogs while we develop our new office.”

Tom Wright, chief executive of Guide Dogs said: “We’re committed to having a central London hub as part of our strategy to support more people in London with our services. We’ll soon begin looking for a new space which meets the needs of our staff, volunteers, dogs in training and is fully accessible for the people we support.”

Following RNIB’s exit from 105 Judd Street, the buyers will work to redevelop the building. The renovated offices will be an exciting addition to one of London’s most rejuvenated markets, in direct sight of the Francis Crick Institute, St Pancras International Station and the Standard Hotel.

RNIB was represented in the sale by Corbett Northam.

Notes to editors

All media enquiries to the RNIB press office on [email protected] or 020 7391 2223. For urgent enquiries out-of-hours, please call 07968 482812.

RNIB has been in residence at 105 Judd Street since 2000, previously the office was occupied by the Salvation Army.

About RNIB

We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Every six minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. RNIB is taking a stand against exclusion, inequality and isolation to create a world without barriers where people with sight loss can lead full lives. A different world where society values blind and partially sighted people not for the disabilities they’ve overcome, but for the people they are.

RNIB. See differently.

Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit www.rnib.org.uk