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Council Room

Council Room

About

On the ground floor towards the back of the main foyer is the Council Room; one of our most striking function rooms.

The impressive event space has high ceilings and large windows along the west wall allowing in lots of natural daylight. The walls are almost completely covered with rich, dark oak panelling and the ceilings are adorned with beautifully embellished plaster and lit by a large chandelier.

The soft furnishings – including curtains and carpets which are some of the more recent additions – are well-appointed in reds, greens and golds which help give a warm, luxurious feel to the room.

There is space for up to 100 people theatre style or for a reception, and up to 80 people for a sit-down dining event. The room has the added advantage of adjoining the Brunel room which interconnects with the Smeaton room. This means these rooms can be used together and allow for much flexibility. Each room can be given a distinct function for the overall event whilst being fully contained within one exclusive area. To the other side the Stephenson room connects to the Council room which can serve as additional yet separate event space.

Unlike most of the rooms in the building, this one is not named after a celebrated engineer. Instead this self-explanatory name was given back in 1913, it is where the Institution’s Council, it’s chief decision making body still meet to discuss matters associated with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Secondary Council Room

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Features

  • Licenced for Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships
  • Full wheelchair  accessibility,  guide dogs allowed
  • Central air conditioning
  • Space allows for bespoke stage sets to be created and built
  • Natural daylight
  • Connectivity to high specification Tandberg video-conferencing
  • Hard-wired interconnectivity between all meeting rooms for video, audio and data
  • Complimentary superfast Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated bandwidths and static IP addresses also available
  • Other  Audio Visual  services available on request
Dimensions
Length
13.28 m
Width
9.65 m
Height
4.82 m
Area
128.15 sq m
Capacities
Board Room style
48
Theatre Capacity
100
Classroom Capacity
45
Stand Up Buffet Reception
100
Seated lunch/dinner/cabaret *
80
Seated Buffet
70

*Based on 6' rounds of 10

In cabaret style some people will have backs to the screen

Main Access (Double Doors)
Width
1.5 m
Height
2.44 m
Lighting
Wall lights
30
Number of Chandeliers
1
Light Switches in Room
Yes
Dimmers
Yes
Power and Communications
Number of 13 Amp Sockets
18
Telephone Points
Yes
Wireless broadband access
Yes
ISDN
Yes

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