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The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London has opened for external events following a £30 million redevelopment.
The IET: Savoy Place spent two years revamping its event spaces with new auditoriums that have a combined capacity of over 600, a second lecture theatre, enlarged riverside suite, 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.
The venue located on London’s Embankment hosted 40 events in its first month following a launch on December 3.
The IET venue also has new digital displays including a futuristic digital chandelier hung in the reception and live video walls on the second floor, which can both be personalised for large events and connected to live comment feeds.
Simon Timmis, senior marketing manager at IET Venues and Events said: “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.”
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