Science Museum set to open purpose-built events space in 2019

New space will be able to host up to 400 delegates for dinners and conferences, and 450 for receptions.

The as-yet unnamed venue in South Kensington, central London comes after four years of planning. The new events space will be on levels four and five of the Science Museum and will be available for daytime and evening hire for up to 400 delegates for dinners and conferences and 450 for receptions.

It will have a panoramic window on level five with stunning views of the city and lots of natural daylight.

Its innovative design features are the work of London-based Mary Duggan Architects.

Mary Duggan said: "The project design is intended to reflect the ethos of the museum and provide an adaptable interior to accommodate a diverse range of events, but one with a clear identity."

The new venue will be a dedicated events space capable of hosting creative events, daytime conferences, product launches, and lunches to evening drinks, receptions and dinners. The new space can also be used in conjunction with the museum’s innovative galleries.

Museum deputy director Jonathan Newby said: "This project will not only enable us to reach new segments of the events industry but it will also help the Science Museum Group to deliver its very ambitious development plans and maintain its position as a world-leading cultural organisation."

Following the tender process, the museum has appointed White Light as its exclusive production partner for the new space.

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