IET London: Savoy Place has continued to invest in its facilities with more than £200,000 of digital upgrades and fittings installed throughout the venue, including new AV equipment and production lighting.

Ongoing customer feedback has seen the team at Savoy Place take the next step in their on-going delivery programme, to help meet the growing technological demand at their events the in-house AV and Digital Team has increased to eight. Succeeding a landmark year for the venue, visitors hosting their event at Savoy Place this year will notice subtle improvements for an enhanced guest experience.

As the UK headquarters of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place is well placed at the forefront of digital innovation. The investments in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Watson Watt, Exhibition Room and roof terrace will greatly improve and significantly cut set-up time.

The most noticeable investment will be seen in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre, the venue’s largest space, where an upgraded production lighting system has been installed. Consisting of 10 moving head lights, the 451 seat theatre can now offer lighting support for higher-spec events, awards and conferences.

New lighting packages can now include a dedicated Lighting Technician, saving valuable set up time and costs, with settings pre-programmed and ready at the touch of a button. Further digital upgrades include replacing 100 inch LED walls with a 140 inch projector wall in the Watson Watt and Exhibition Room, both featuring added PIP (Picture in Picture) software.

Sean Spencer, head of venues and facilities at IET Venues commented: “We want our delegates and clients to be open with us and we’ve listened to their feedback. These upgrades, along with further investment to the Faraday Centre and roof terrace, will allow us to provide a greater style and variety of events with relative simplicity, and, importantly quicker turnaround between events.

We have built our reputation on being a global engineering hub, and our knowledge and resource through the IET ensures that we remain at the pinnacle of technical spec at event venues in the capital.”