Engineered for business, IET London: Savoy Place opens
IET London: Savoy Place has officially opened its doors for external events, following a two year and £30 million redevelopment.
After receiving the keys to the building on 3 December, the venue, on London’s Embankment, has already hosted over 40 events in its first month, including Christmas parties, drinks receptions and town hall events for 400.
Designed for the future, IET London: Savoy Place features a plethora of cutting edge spaces combining connectivity, accessibility and inspiring views of the capital. All of which has contributed to an inundation of enquiries, and the team enters the new year with much to look forward to.
On the books this year, Savoy Place will welcome clients from all industries, including gaming, telecommunication companies, construction, law, publishers, societies and institutions, as well as the London & Partners dot London awards.
Transformed from top to bottom, delegates to Savoy Place will be able to enjoy access to two brand new auditoriums with a combined capacity of over 600, a second lecture theatre, enlarged riverside suite, state of the art boardrooms, roof terrace, and a ‘sesame lift’ at the front of the building, which enables the stone steps to retract automatically for easy wheelchair access.
A series of digital exhibits throughout the venue were unveiled earlier in the year and are now on display. Highlighting the IET’s engineering history, the exhibits, including ‘100 engineering ideas that changed the world’ and two stairwell sculptures, celebrate the past, present and future of the IET and can be integrated into events.
Digital displays including a futuristic digital chandelier hung in the reception and live video walls on the second floor, can both be personalised for large events and connected to live comment feeds.
Simon Timmis, senior marketing manager at IET Venues & Events commented: “It’s been a busy start since we opened, it has been over two years in the making, and a lot of people have worked incredibly hard to make this possible. We wanted to design a venue with the future in mind, by investing in our technology infrastructure we have the capacity to adapt with the changing requirements of our delegates and event organisers. The redevelopment of Savoy Place has already been well received by past and new clients who have seen the substantial efforts to create a clean, spacious and fully integrated venue.”