Specialist venue company etc.venues is adding to its expanding portfolio across London with the announcement of its largest event space to date at County Hall.
Opening in January 2017, 43,000 sq. ft. of event space will be created over a single floor offering 20 rooms. This includes The Thames and County Suites, which comprise of 15,000 sq. ft. of connecting space with views over The River Thames to The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The space was occupied by the Greater London Council (GLC) in the 1980’s and will undergo a multi-million pound investment, restoring original parquet floors and art deco windows.
Margaretha Welsford, director of sales for etc.venues said: “etc.venues County Hall is setting out to make a big, bold statement to the London venue market. It’s an iconic building in an exceptional location and we believe will be a big hit with a wide range of UK and international event planners seeking a new and different London venue.
“The venue will offer the conference and meeting facilities that etc.venues is well known for and in addition is a statement of our ambition to target more event business particularly in the evening and at weekends. Our clients have been urging us to open something bigger and nearer the West End and after a two-year search we’ve found the space our designers can transform into not just a top London venue but a world-class venue.”
Interior design will be by Jestico & Whiles at the new venue, which will bring the group’s total to 15 venues, 13 of which are in central London.