Sustainable City staff
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Sustainable City staff

Green Travel & Water

Cycling initiatives at City

City actively supports cycling and walking as part of its Green Travel Plan, which aims to reduce the environmental impacts of travel generated by City's staff, students and daily activities.  Cycling and walking are great ways to get around London. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you'll save money and get fit at the same time.

Bike Parking

  • (for 100 bikes) -  bike parking is located at the main Northampton Square site, in the Drysdale garden.  Permanent bike parking facilities will be installed in Spring 2019.

Cycle-to-work scheme

For STAFF only. Cyclescheme is available for staff wishing to obtain bikes and safety equipment for travelling to work. Contact Human Resources on 020 7040 3085 for further details or visit the staff hub.

Bike doctor visits

FREE monthly bike maintenance provided by Des, the Bikeologist, for all City student and staff cyclists.  No booking required, it's first come, first-served.

  • 09.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square (outside main entrance), unless otherwise stated:
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Tuesday 19 February
    • Wednesday 20 February
    • Tuesday 26 March, 09:00 - 12:00 at Princeton Street
    • Tuesday 26 March, 13:00 - 17:00 at Cass Business School
    • Wednesday 27 March
    • Thursday 28 March
    • Wednesday 17 April
    • Tuesday 14 May
    • Wednesday 15 May
    • Thursday 20 June
    • Wednesday 24 July

Further travel details

View maps and plan your journey to City.

Join the City cycling mailing list to receive updates on facilities, events and other cycling-related initiatives. Send an email to sustainable_city@city.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list.

Drinking water provisions at City

Free chilled drinking water is provided for all staff and students at our Northampton Square site as part of City's participation in the www.TapWater.org scheme, which provides free drinking water at all participating venues around London and across the UK.

Free water cooler machines available at City

  • Northampton Square
    • College Building (Ground level, outside circular staircase and next to AG13)
    • College Building (Level 3, outside circular staircase)
    • Drysdale Building (Ground floor 24hr computer labs adjacent to EG03)
    • Drysdale Building (Level 1, next to Careers Centre and opposite Santander Bank)
    • Drysdale Building (Lower ground, mezzanine level outside ELG04 and EM01)
    • Franklin Building (Level 1)
    • Innovation Building (Law Library, first floor) (currently under refurbishment)
    • Myddelton Street Building (Ground floor, opposite MG25)
    • Rhind Building (Lower ground floor, next to café and toilets)
    • Rhind Building (Level 1, near Staircase A)
    • Rhind Building (Level 2, near Staircase A)
    • Rhind Building (Level 3, near Staircase A)
    • Tait Building (Ground floor opposite CG36)
    • Tait Building (Optometry Clinic adjacent to reception)
    • Tait Building (Level 1, outside Oliver Thompson foyer)
    • Tait Building (Level 1, adjacent to Students' Union officer)
    • University Building (Main library, Level 2, common area adjacent to the main stairwell)
    • University Building (Main library, Level 3, common area adjacent to the main stairwell)
    • University Building (Main library, Level 5, towards the back of the floor near the Music section (shelfmarks 780s))
  • Cass Business School
    • Chiswell Street (2 locations on first floor)
    • Aldersgate (Level 2, MBA Tea and coffee area)
    • Bunhill Row (8 locations: lower ground floor, ground floor, and Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • CitySport, Goswell Road
    • Lower Ground floor Main hall
    • Equipment Room (Gym)
    • Team changing room 1
    • Corridor (Studio 4)

Additional drinking water available at The City Law School

  • Princeton Street
    • Ground floor - reading room
    • Third floor - staff room
    • Each floor also has a drinking fountain in the passageways
  • Grays Inn Place
    • Lower ground floor - library (drinking fountain)
    • Kitchenettes - four locations
  • Atkin Building - student common room

You are encouraged to bring your own bottle along to refill for free. City-branded water bottles can also be purchased in the Students' Union and at CitySport.

Bottled water

City is committed to reducing the amount of plastics on campus and therefore encourages students and staff to take advantage of the free drinking water that is available rather than purchasing water in plastic bottles.

All water provided through in-house hospitality is filtered and bottled on site into reusable glass bottles. No plastic bottles are provide.

Showers and changing facilities

Showers and changing facilities can be found at various locations around City.  Please enquire with the Reception desk at these buildings for further details:

  • University Building (lower ground) - 4 unisex showers*, including 1 disabled shower
  • Rhind Building (4th floor, door opposite men's toilets) - 1 unisex shower*
  • College Building (lower ground, men's toilet next to ALG19B) - 1 shower
  • Tait Building (Lower ground floor, room CXLG13) - 1 unisex shower*
  • Tait Building (Ground floor, door adjacent to ladies' toilet opposite CG23) - 1 unisex shower*
  • (Staff only) Myddelton Street Building (lower ground, MXLG17) - 1 unisex shower*

*All unisex shower facilities are in self-contained cubicles