IChemE set to leave London premises

Article by Adam Duckett

ICHEME has formally announced that it will leave its London premises at One Portland Place this month. All members directly affected by the move were informed in early September. 

IChemE’s lease on One Portland Place will come to an end on 24 November. To allow IChemE time to complete all the dilapidations, all meetings hosted by IChemE staff or members will be held at alternative venues. 

Permanent IChemE staff currently based at One Portland Place will vacate the premises and be relocated to new accommodation at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) offices at One Birdcage Walk, London, UK. One Birdcage Walk has been identified as a suitable space to hold future IChemE meetings and events. Staff and members are also able to host meetings at three other venues including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at One Great George Street in Westminster, the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) at Bastwick Street in East London, and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) at Euston Road in Fitzrovia. 

IChemE CEO Jon Prichard, said: “The move from One Portland Place has been in the pipeline since my arrival 18 months ago. We are now at the stage of making the final arrangements, and I’m pleased to announce our move to co-locate with IMechE at One Birdcage Walk. 

“IChemE recognises that an efficient London base is important for our work internally, as well as being a hub for member meetings. This new arrangement will provide members with more flexibility in terms of venue choice, whilst also reducing our running costs.”

Members interested in booking a venue for upcoming meetings and events related to IChemE business should get in touch with their IChemE staff point of contact, or email membersupport@icheme.org for more information.

Article by Adam Duckett

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