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Lower Ground One

Palmer Room

About the Palmer Room

Styled with a modern, minimalist theme, the Palmer Room situated on the lower ground floor with windows and natural daylight. It is an ideal function room for meetings, receptions, presentations and dining events for between 36 to 70 people depending on the room layout.

The room is adjacent to the Rennie Room which is an ideal support space for catering or breakout sessions whereby making the Palmer Room the main event and meeting space. It is also close to the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre.

The room is named after Henry Robinson Palmer who was chief founder of the Institution of Civil Engineers. His memorial, a stained glass window depicting the ICE coat of arms, is on the ground floor at the very back wall of the foyer.

Products and Services

  • Unlimited water
  • Pads, pens and sweets
  • Flipcharts
  • Catering and refreshments
  • Full wheelchair accessibility, guide dogs allowed
  • Central air conditioning
  • Natural daylight
  • Electrically-operated projection screen
  • Connectivity to high specification Tandberg video-conferencing
  • Hard-wired interconnectivity between all meeting rooms for video, audio and data
  • Complimentary superfast Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated bandwidths and static IP addresses also available
  • Other Audio Visual services available on request


Length 10 m
Width 8.90 m
Height 2.50 m
Area 89 sq m


Boardroom style 36
Theatre style 70
Classroom style 30
Stand up buffet / reception 70
Seated lunch / dinner / cabaret* 40
Seated buffet 40

Equipment Included as Standard

Projection screen

Lighting (Natural Daylight)

Fixed downlights
Dimmers Yes

Power and Communications

Number of 13 amp sockets 4
Telephone points Yes
Wireless and wired broadband internet access Yes

Main Access (Double Doors)

Door width 1.55 m
Door height 2.10 m

* Based on 6' rounds of 10
In cabaret style some people will have backs to the screen