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IET London reopens for events after £30m revamp

Central London venue features cutting edge spaces, accessibility and inspiring views

Pictured: IET London: Savoy Place now has two auditoriums with a combined capacity of more than 600

After two years of redevelopments costing £30 million, IET London: Savoy Place has reopened for events.

The venue now features a range of cutting edge spaces combining connectivity, accessibility and inspiring views of the capital. This has contributed to an "inundation of enquiries", with the venue already hosting more than 40 events in its first month including Christmas parties, drinks receptions and town hall events for 400.

Confirmed bookings for 2016 will see clients from all industries, including gaming, telecommunication companies, construction, law, publishers, societies and institutions, as well as the London & Partners dot London awards.

The venue's renovations have resulted in two new auditoriums with a combined capacity of more than 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. As the home of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, the venue can incorporate exhibits into events, such as the ‘100 engineering ideas that changed the world’ and two stairwell sculptures.

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 more than 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.”

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