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IMechE houses temporary 'lodger' during refurbishment work

10 October 2012

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is to take up temporary residence at One Birdcage Walk during the Savoy Hill refurbishment.

The IMechE headquarters at One Birdcage walk, Westminster
The IMechE headquarters at One Birdcage walk, Westminster

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is in the final stages of a feasibility project for a comprehensive refurbishment of its London venue at Savoy Place. During the proposed refurbishment, the IET is seeking a temporary headquarters, including member facilities, events, library and meetings between mid-2013 and mid-2015. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is offering to share its headquarters building at One Birdcage Walk in London for this purpose.

The co-location at One Birdcage Walk will include shared IMechE and IET library facilities, members’ business centre and a new lounge for members. Both institutions intend to maintain their current volume of meetings, lectures and events together at One Birdcage Walk.  

A joint statement issued by the institutions said that the temporary co-location will also enable the pursuit of closer working on such activities as accreditation, government policy advice, education and events.

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