Details of the facilities now available to IET members at the IMechE's headquarters.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is providing a temporary London home for the IET for the duration of the Savoy Place upgrade project, at its headquarters in One Birdcage Walk:
One Birdcage Walk
+44 (0) 20 7973 1248
The temporary co-location of the IET and the IMechE at One Birdcage Walk will enable the IET to retain a London presence and maintain its event portfolio and facilities for members.
In addition, sharing the building will also allow the two institutions to pursue closer working, for the good of the engineering profession.
Details of the facilities now available are included below.
Please note that IET members should bring their IET membership card with them when visiting One Birdcage Walk, and present it at reception upon arrival.
All member facilities at One Birdcage Walk, including the Business Centre, Members’ Lounge and Library, will be closed on Thursday, 12 December 2013 for the IMechE Christmas Party.
One Birdcage Walk also closes over the Christmas / New Year period. This year it will close promptly at midday on Tuesday, 24 December 2013, and reopen again at 8:00am on Thursday, 2 January 2014. There will be no access to the building during this period.
IET members are able to book small meeting rooms (up to eight people) within the One Birdcage Walk member business centre for the period of the co-location free-of-charge. Four complimentary rooms are available and bookings can be made from 21 days in advance, subject to availability.
IET members wishing to book one of these rooms for a business meeting should contact the IMechE member booking line direct on +44 (0) 20 7973 1282. Standard terms and conditions apply and can be found on the IMechE website.
As at Savoy Place, One Birdcage Walk features a wide range of event spaces for members to hire for their own activities outside of the facilities within the member business centre. IET members are entitled to a 25 per cent reduction on room hire charges Monday to Friday during the co-location.
Members looking to place event bookings should contact the IMechE team directly on +44 (0) 20 7973 1248. Where IET member events cannot be accommodated at One Birdcage Walk, the IET receptionist or sales team, are available to help you find an alternative. They are located at One Birdcage Walk for the duration of the co-location.
A joint members’ lounge has been created at One Birdcage Walk for both IET and IMechE members and features tea and coffee facilities plus provision for a light meal. Complimentary WiFi is available for members within the lounge. Opening hours for the members' lounge are 9:15am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
The member business centre is located on the lower-ground floor of One Birdcage Walk and features WiFi, PCs, printers and phones in addition to the four complimentary meeting rooms. The business centre is currently open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
A joint IMechE and IET library is now open at One Birdcage Walk and IET members are welcome to visit for quiet study and Internet access as well as to use the collections. The library includes IET library books published in the last two years along with a selection of current journals.
The rest of the IET library collection is being stored securely off-site, and members are able to request items for loan or reference.
All services continue to run as usual including document supply, research services and postal loans. Computers are available providing access to IEEEXplore and British Standards Online, and IET library staff are on hand to answer queries. The library is open from 9:15am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. For more information, please visit the Library and Archives page of the IET website.
Due to the removal of the IET archives and rare books collections from Savoy Place and the construction of a new Archives Centre in Savoy Hill House, the collections are currently closed to visiting researchers. Enquiry services continue to operate as normal, but there may be a delay to usual response times. The new Archives Centre at Savoy Hill House is planned to open in autumn 2013.
If you have any queries about accessing the archives and rare books collections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the co-location at One Birdcage Walk is available on this co-location FAQs page (access for IET members only).
For any specific queries regarding the co-location, please contact Sarah Jenkins on email@example.com.