NOC booking confirmed for 12 July – 19 August 2012.
Out of the hundreds of venues available in London, IET London: Savoy Place has been given the exciting opportunity to be a host venue for a National Olympic Committee (NOC) during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Falling during what is traditionally a quiet season at IET London: Savoy Place, the agreement will provide excellent exposure for the venue to senior business and diplomatic delegates.
Importantly, it will also help the Institution to fund the new Diamond Scholarship programme, as well as its continuing initiatives in education and open events for the engineering and technology community.
The majority of the building will be dedicated over to the NOC client from 12 July to 19 August 2012, so we therefore recommend that during this period, members find alternative venues or postpone trips to IET London: Savoy Place.
Between 12 July and 19 August 2012, access to most of the building will be limited for both staff and members alike.
The NOC client will have sole use of most event spaces, including the Kelvin Lounge, Appleton Rooms, Blumlein Room, Watson-Watt and Main Reception.
Access to the building for staff and members will be through the East Side entrance. There will be enhanced security checks when entering the building, including photo ID.
Unfortunately, there will be no meeting room space or Kelvin Lounge facilities available for member hire during this period.
However, alternative tea, coffee and casual seating arrangements will be provided within the Library on a very restricted scale.
The Library will be open from 10am until 4pm each day.
For more information about the NOC booking and how it may affect you, please contact your event coordinator at IET London: Savoy Place to discuss specific events or email Sean Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org for general queries.
Throughout the Games, travel time in and out of London will be impacted, especially at major rail and tube hubs.
Members are advised to plan journeys well in advance, and to avoid travel into central London unless absolutely necessary.
You can find out more information about public transport and anticipated travel hot-spots on the Get Ahead of the Games website.