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RCVS invites tenders for new building
The College is currently based at Belgravia House in Westminster.

College is selling its headquarters in London 

The RCVS is inviting tenders for finding a new building for the College.

Currently based at Belgravia House in Westmister, London, the College said the building is no longer suitable to meet its needs because it has grown substantially in size.

‘We are selling our building and have appointed agents to help us with this process and are now looking for advisors to assist us in finding a replacement property,’ the RCVS writes on its website.

‘The property should be in central London, near good transport hubs, have sufficient space for administration areas and flexible meeting spaces.’

There are currently 100 staff based at Belgravia House and a range of meeting rooms. The College is now looking to increase its desk capacity and meeting room spaces.

'We hold Disciplinary Committee (DC) hearings which need up to eight rooms, mainly small rooms and one large room, and one of the requirements for the replacement building would be to have sufficient capacity to accommodate DC hearings and several other meetings at the same time.

'The building should provide sufficient capacity for growth of the College for the next 25 years.'

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Nominations open for National Cat Awards 2020

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 UK charity Cats Protection has announced that cat owners can nominate their pets for the National Cat Awards 2020 starting today.

The awards take place annually, celebrating heart warming stories of the positive impact that cats have on their owners. Cat owners have until Thursday 12 March to submit their nominations through the Cats Protection website. 

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