The Institution of Engineering and Technology
IET Savoy Place refurbishment
The refurbishment of the headquarters of the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place in London. The project includes the rationalization of the circulation within the building, reverting to the clarity of the original architecture with new front and back of house lifts being introduced.
The project also comprises the remodelling and refurbishment of the existing 460 seat lecture theatre to extend the type and range of performance events that can be held at this central London site overlooking the river and within the Savoy Conservation Area. A second more intimate performance space with 180 seats at second floor level in a new infill to the central light well is also provided.
The environmental systems have been renewed throughout the building, including low velocity displacement systems to both theatres. Elsewhere the refurbishment includes the introduction of new service lifts, kitchens and other support facilities.
Externally planning consent was granted by Westminster City Council for the replacement of all the glazing and the introduction of balconies to the stone faced wings.