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How members will benefit

At its very essence, Savoy Place is a building for the IET’s members – past, present and future.

The upgrade project will preserve the building’s heritage as a testament to those who have known it so well, whilst providing a number of important benefits to the members of today and years to come.

These member benefits include:



  • Complimentary meeting spaces available to members at any given time, comprised of:
    Dedicated and free of charge IET Committee Room for IET organising committees e.g. Local Network and Technical and Professional Network committees (capacity 22 / partition available)
    Free of charge IET member meeting room (capacity 6 – pre-bookable, 2 hour slots)
    Free of charge IET member brainstorming room (capacity 8 – pre-bookable, 2 hour slots)
    Free of charge meeting booths x 4 (capacity 6 each)
  • 50% discounted room hire for IET events – including those held by Local Networks, Technical and Professional Networks and Sectors. The discount will be available 5 days a week from 9am to 11pm
  • Space for up to 150 users in the new Faraday Centre – comprised of the Kelvin Café, Faraday Lounge and new Knowledge Centre and Library. This new space will bring together all the major drop-in facilities into one flexible environment
  • 20% off event catering for IET activities
  • Complimentary self-service  teas and coffees within the Faraday Lounge for all members
  • Reduced rate Appleton rooms for IET members wishing to hold private business meetings (just £210 for full day room hire)
  • 10% off food in the Kelvin Café for IET members


  • Speedy priority access to the Faraday Centre with dedicated reception staff knowledgeable about member services – swipe card digital sign-in
  • Dynamic digital signage system within the building to allow members to easily navigate to their event or activity
  • Swipe card access to pre-booked meeting rooms to allow members to be more autonomous in the building – but with staff on-hand to assist if required
  • Shower rooms and changing locker facilities for members
  • Improved / enhanced accessible cloakrooms, meetings rooms and general facilities for wheelchair users


  • Expanded menu within the Kelvin Café to include high-quality 'grab-and-go' food options for engineers on the go
  • Wide range of rooms and spaces for networking – suitable for everything from open discussion to quiet study
  • Pre-bookable 2-hour slots for the member meeting rooms


  • Reception desk outside the Faraday Centre with IET staff on-hand to assist members with general queries relating to their membership and IET services they are entitled to
  • An enhanced, modern research service providing personalised support to individual members as well as 24/7 member online access to over 13,000 full-text books and journals
  • A new, modern Archive Centre within Savoy Hill House including research / archive viewing space for visitors


  • editing facilities on-site to allow same day upload of event content, where appropriate, for global broadcast to the engineering community
  • Live-streaming capability in most rooms to allow for greater international participation and reach of events and meetings
  • Ability to combine two Lecture Theatres together for popular events (e.g. Prestige Lectures) allowing for attendees in both rooms to view the speaker and presentations and ask questions. This will increase the overall Lecture Theatre capacity in the building to 626
  • Improved wireless connectivity throughout the entire building
  • Vastly improved AV specifications in all rooms, including a dual projector display in both Lecture Theatres allowing for speaker to be filmed and broadcast live alongside their presentation
  • Standard event AV built into most rooms and included in room hire at no additional cost
  • Improved induction loop technology in main theatres

Celebrating engineering and engagement with wider engineering community

  • All-new 30% room hire discount for other Professional Engineering Institutions to encourage more engineering activity within the building
  • An exhibits programme throughout the building, reflecting the engineering achievements, challenges and breakthroughs by IET members and the wider engineering community