Working with doctors Working for patients

Contact the Belfast office

Getting to our Belfast office

Our Belfast office is based at:

  • 9th floor,
    Bedford House,
    16–22 Bedford Street,
    Belfast BT2 7FD

We’re open from 9 am–5 pm, Monday to Friday. Visits by appointment only.

To make sure we can meet your requirements, please speak to your GMC contact in advance to confirm the arrangements for your visit.

Our office is based in the large, glass-fronted building on Bedford Street, just around the corner from Belfast City Hall.

There are a number of organisations based in the building. A security desk servicing all organisations is on the ground floor. Staff at the security desk will call us to let you know when you have arrived. A member of staff will come to take you to the office.

Map

Local amenities

If you’d like a hot or cold drink, please speak to one of our members of staff.

There are a number of sandwich shops, coffee shops and restaurants along Bedford Street. The nearest supermarket is on Great Victoria Street.

The nearest chemist is on the corner of Howard Street and Brunswick Street. The city’s main shopping area is a five minute walk from the office.

Local transport

Train

The building is a five minute walk from Great Victoria train station and a 10–15 minute walk from Belfast Central station – the last stop for trains travelling from Dublin to Belfast.

Bus

Bedford House is a five minute walk from Europa Bus Centre. The area is also well served by Translink and Belfast Metro bus services. For more information about particular routes, go to www.translink.co.uk.

Taxi

Taxis can stop in front of the building to drop you off and pick you up.

Car

Metered on-street parking is available directly outside the building. There is also public parking in Belfast city centre car parks. Find information about the location of car parks.

Parking

Metered on street parking is available directly outside the building. There is also public parking in Belfast city centre car parks.

Air

The office is a 15 minute drive from George Best Belfast City Airport.

A frequent bus service, the Airport Express 600 leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Belfast City Hall, just a three minute walk from the office. A return journey costs £2.20.

Approved taxis operate from the airport taxi rank directly outside the terminal building. The approximate fare to Belfast City Centre is £8. All of these taxis are wheelchair friendly.

The office is a 35 minute drive from Belfast International Airport. Airport Express 300 bus service leaves every ten minutes and terminates at the Europa Bus Centre, five minutes’ walk from the office. A return ticket costs £9. The International Airport Taxi Company, official taxi operator for the airport, is available for hire outside the right-hand door of the airport exit lobby. The fare to Belfast City Centre is approximately £25.

Finding your way around the building

Our office is on the ninth floor of the building.

The women’s toilets are on the same floor as our office and the men’s are down one flight of stairs. Disabled toilets are on the mezzanine, seventh and third floors.

Emergency procedures

The fire alarm is tested every Thursday at 9.45 am. If an alarm sounds at any other time, or if the alarm continues to sound after a few seconds, it means that you should evacuate the building.

Please leave the building by your nearest emergency exit. You can find this by following the green emergency exit signs. Once you are outside, please go immediately to our assembly point on the corner of Franklin Street and Bedford Street.

If you have an impairment that means you can’t hear the alarm or need help to evacuate the building, please tell the person you are visiting. They will make sure that you have a buddy – someone who will make sure that you get safely out of the building in the event of an emergency.

If you or someone around you is injured or unwell and needs first aid, please contact a member of our staff. If you need an ambulance, please call 999 directly.