We are now in the process of rolling out the vaccine to those groups who the independent JCVI* have decided need it most when the supplies are available to us. To help to deliver the roll out, UCLH has partnered with The Business Design Centre in Islington to set up a new large scale vaccination centre.
The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn so please don’t seek a vaccine before then, as the centre will not be operating on a “walk in” or “on request” basis. We do not anticipate any disruption to those who live or work near the site. However, if you have any questions or concerns you can read the answers to some specific questions we have anticipated we may receive below.
* Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation – the independent committee of experts which advises UK health departments on immunisation.
Travelling to the Business Design Centre
The nearest tube station is Angel (Northern Line), which is just a five minute walk away.
Highbury and Islington is also close by and has both underground and overground connections.
There are a range of bus stops near the venue which cover several routes in and around London. Please visit the TFL journey planner to plan your trip.
There are several Santander Cycle Hire stations located in Islington should you wish to rent one. The Business Design Centre also has free secure cycle storage in the onsite car park.
The Business Design Centre offers onsite parking for over 230 vehicles under 1.9 metres.
For people attending a vaccination appointment, the minimum amount of two hours has been reduced to one hour. Chip coins can be validated with the discount on exiting the vaccination centre. Parking for one hour is £3.90.
Frequently Asked Questions
The vaccination centre is located in the main hall of the Business Design Centre, through the main reception at the front of the building. This is well signposted from arrival.
Those prioritised for the vaccine will be contacted through a letter or text from NHS England, when the time is right, asking them to make an appointment either by phone or online.
Prioritisation is defined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and is largely based on age, as risk from COVID-19 increases with age.
More information about prioritisation can be found here.
Please do not contact the vaccination centre to make an appointment, or turn up without an appointment.
The vaccination centre is open from 8am - 8pm, seven days a week.
Please bring your booking reference number with you when you come to your vaccination appointment and please bring a face covering and wear this at all times unless you cannot wear one for a health or disability reason.
Please help us to see you more quickly by having the following information ready:
- Your NHS number
- GP details
- Details of your emergency contact
You will not be able to book or change a vaccination appointment by ringing the vaccination centre directly – you will be given instructions on how to do this with your letter or text inviting you to book.
For queries related to the centre itself, such as parking or facilities, please either visit the Business Design Centre website or, if your question is not answered there, please contact the concierge team on 020 7359 3535
If you are unable to make your appointment and wish to rebook please contact 119.
Please do not ring the Business Design Centre.
Visitors can be assured that all staff will be observing social distancing where possible and wearing all the appropriate personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves.
All those entering the vaccination centre should wear a mask or face covering at all times.
The Business Design Centre has collaborated with the Association of Event Venues to develop the All Secure Standard, a Government approved benchmark for the safe return of organised events. The venue has implemented a stringent set of practices that your visit will be safe. You can find out more at http://bdc.london/advice.
Toilets, including accessible toilets, will be open for those attending the vaccination centre. All toilets are signposted around the perimeter of the venue space.
On 15 March 2021, we welcomed local faith leaders to our Vaccination Centre at Islington Business Design Centre. Here are the videos from each faith leaders: Rabbi Mendy Korer, The Rev Dr Temi Odejide, Imam Ibrahim, and Father Allan Alvarado Gil. There are also videos from our Chair Rabbi Baroness Neuberger and Cllr Watts and the owner of the BDC, Jack Morris.
Click on each faith leaders name to watch their video from the event: Rabbi Mendy Korer, The Rev Dr Temi Odejide, Imam Ibrahim, and Father Allan Alvarado Gil. There are also videos from our Chair Rabbi Baroness Neuberger and Cllr Watts and the owner of the BDC, Jack Morris.
There are also videos from our Chair Rabbi Baroness Neuberger and Cllr Watts and the owner of the BDC, Jack Morris.