A new home for physics community in King’s Cross

10 October 2013

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has bought a property in King’s Cross which will be developed over the next two years into a new home for the physics community.

The new property on Balfe Street sees the IOP join the likes of the Crick Institute, Google, The Guardian and Macmillan Publishing in an increasingly vibrant part of London.

IOP’s current premises, 76 and 80 Portland Place, have been sold to RIBA, whom the IOP will become tenants of while redevelopment of the new home is undertaken.

Professor Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive at IOP, said, “We’re delighted to have completed on the new property in King’s Cross and look forward to developing a home for physics that both showcases how important physics is to all of us and allows us to keep on providing all of the services that our physics community needs.

“We want our new home to help us reach out to a much wider audience – those that don’t already have a chance to enjoy an interest in physics.

“We’re looking forward to working in close partnership with RIBA to ensure a smooth transition over the next couple of years.  

“We will be providing more information to all of our members and friends over the coming months.”

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