The Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) is the oldest medical college in England. It is the professional membership body for physicians, with over 32,000 members and fellows worldwide, and it plays a pivotal role in raising standards and shaping public health.
The RCP was struggling to manage an outdated wireless infrastructure that was constraining the functionality required by its events team. The site hosts a large number of conferences and educational events, and its vision was to be able to offer delegates enhanced Wi-Fi access and to encourage interaction with – and drive increased value from – its unique collection of museum artefacts.
Vohkus had been a longstanding technology partner of the RCP, and was asked to undertake an independent survey of the site and to make recommendations for the new system. Vohkus was subsequently invited to take part in a competitive submission for the project, and the RCP appointed it to design, manage and deploy Vohkus’ recommended solution. Discovery and solution selection The RCP’s campus in Regent’s Park, London, comprises a Grade 1 listed headquarters and a number of historic, solidly-constructed annexes. This restricts what can physically be done on the site, and access points needed to be sited to take account of how substantial the walls were in each of the buildings.