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One Great(er) George Street - #OGGSRefurb


07/08/15: Award-winning Westminster-based conference, meetings and events venue One Great George Street announces its refurbishment works plan for 2016.

Home to the Institution of Civil Engineers, the building was designed by Scottish architect James Miller and celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010. It has been a Grade II listed building since 1984 and first became available for public events in 1989. Offering 21 flexible event spaces, the magnificent, Edwardian building with rich neo-Palladian and Baroque interior is currently a popular choice for diverse markets. In 2016, the building will undergo a series of works designed to further improve facilities, energy efficiency and accessibility.

“One Great George Street’s values and standards form a core part of our vision to be the preferred meetings and events venue in Westminster. Having built a reputation on offering excellent service and standards within a stunning building, this refurbishment will maintain and enhance the latter; our historic, physical asset” said One Great George Street’s Director, Gary Payne.

Key activities will include:
• A full deep clean of the external stonework to ensure a sparkling reception for all visitors
• Maintenance of the historic four glass domes and ornate, painted Great Hall ceiling
• Transformation of the venue’s historic library into an inspirational exhibition and events space, in addition to the existing 21 event spaces 
• Replacement of all boilers with new energy efficient models in keeping with the venue’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. The new boilers are estimated to be between 30 and 50 per cent more efficient. The venue also operates a 0% to landfill policy, innovative recycling solutions and procures sustainable catering produce

Access to One Great George Street during the refurbishment works:

• The venue will be closed to the public from 20th June to 18th September 2016. During this refurbishment period, it will not be possible to book meeting rooms or use the venue for conferences
• It will be business as usual for The CafĂ© Bar and Brasserie One, although Brasserie One will be closed in August as usual. Entrance to the building will be via the Storey’s Gate entrance until the refurbishment works are complete
• One Great George Street will fully re-open on the 19th September 2016. 
• For progress updates please follow our Blog: Oggsvenue.com, Facebook OGGSVenue or Twitter @OGGSVenue and #OGGSRefurb
• For venue bookings outside the closure period contact +44 (0)20 7665 2323

About One Great George Street
One Great George Street is an award-winning Grade II listed central London venue located just a stone's throw away from the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James's Park. Built between 1910-13 and home to the Institution of Civil Engineers, this magnificent four-domed Edwardian building offers 21 flexible function rooms including the magnificent Great Hall with up to 400-guest capacity, an expert in-house catering team serving delicious modern European cuisine, and an exceptional on-site Audio Visual team. Renowned for its high quality of standards, service, ideal location and excellent transport links, One Great George Street is ideal for:

- Conferences & Events
- Meetings
- Private & Fine Dining
- Gala Diners
- Press Conferences
- Product Launches
- Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
- Lectures & Seminars (2 Theatres with Tiered Seating)
- Fashion Shows - Exhibitions (Small & Medium)
- Filming Location
- Feature Films & Television Series

Stay tuned with One Great George Street across our social media forums:
- Twitter: @OGGSVenue (#OGGSRefurb)
- Facebook: OGGSVenue
- LinkedIN: One Great George Street

For further information and images contact:
Katie McCarthy - [email protected]