Senate House, the art deco centrepiece of the University of London, has completed a £600,000 refurbishment of its kitchen, in time for the busy Christmas period.

The renovation, completed this week, 3rd December 2012, has taken place over the past five months and will see the Bloomsbury venue increase its service speed, menu choice and quality of food.  The grade II* listed building has increased its covers to 350 in the Beveridge Hall, 240 in the Macmillan Hall and 120 in the Chancellor’s Hall.

Senate House’s kitchen, which is listed with English Heritage, contains original Charles Holden features. Charles Holden is widely recognised for his designs for the London Underground, the City of London’s reconstruction in the wake of WWII and Senate House’s landmark art deco tower. The 1930s venue worked closely with kitchen design team Quantum Design and architects, Nigel Burger Associates, who worked tirelessly to ensure the refurbishment was carried out in line with both English Heritage and Environmental Health requirements.

Charlie Vernon, business development manager at Senate House, comments: “We are very pleased the refurbishment has been completed this week, just in time for the demanding Christmas period.  The investment will really boost our conference and events offering, enabling us to serve top quality food to a greater number of guests.”

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  • To book tickets for Senate House’s Christmas sharer package please email or call 02078628127
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  • Senate House is the heart of the University of London’s administration.  The building was designed by Charles Holden who was awarded Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal for architecture in 1936. He is widely recognised for his designs for London Underground and Senate House’s landmark art deco tower. During World War Two Senate House was taken over by the Ministry of Information.
  • Senate House has 29 venues available from Charles Holden’s stunning architecturally significant Beveridge Hall and Crush Hall to private Georgian Garden Squares.
  • Senate House’s grand 1930s proportions are married with progressive technology and AV in line with today’s demands.
  • University of London, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU
  • Tel: +44 20 7862 8127