Facilities and room hire

Facilities at the Energy Institute

The energy institute (EI) is located in an attractive Grade II* listed Georgian building which was once home to the famous Victorian architect Sir Alfred Waterhouse. Sir Alfred Waterhouse set up his home and architectural practice in 1865. Two of Waterhouse’s most famous buildings are Manchester Town Hall and The Natural History Museum ‘a cathedral of nature’.

61 New Cavendish Street underwent a refurbishment which enabled the EI to showcase the retrofitting of an historic property with energy efficient features. Members and external organisations are invited to hire the rooms to hold conferences, meetings and seminars.

Our friendly and experienced staff can ensure all your venue requirements are catered for, each of our rooms are air conditioned and layouts can be adapted according to your own specifications. All rooms may be hired for sessions between 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30 Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Find us

Location

Tube

The EI is located within 10 minutes walk of five tube stations - Regent's Park, Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Goodge Street and Oxford Street. (Tube website)

Rail

Direct connections to mainline stations Paddington, Charing Cross, King's Cross/St Pancras, Liverpool Street, Victoria and Euston are simple via the underground system. (National Rail enquiries)

Black cabs

Black cabs are normally freely available in central London. A taxi ride from Euston or King's Cross/St Pancras will take approximately 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. Journeys from other stations will take longer. Visit the Transport for London website for more information.

Car parks

If you choose to travel by car (don't forget to pay the congestion charge!), the nearest NCP car parks are located within a 10-minute walk from the Energy Institute. They are at Carburton Street and Portland Place. There is also a large underground private car park in Cavendish Square

Room hire options

Members and external organisations are invited to hire the rooms to hold conferences, meetings and seminars. Our Friendly and experienced staff can ensure all your venue requirements are catered for, each of our room are air conditioned and can be adapted according to your own specifications.

All our rooms may be hired for sessions between 09:00 – 13:00 and between 14:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)

The Waterhouse room

  • 12 people
  • TV, speaker, etc.
  • Ground floor

The Waterhouse room was named after the famous Victorian architect, Sir Alfred Waterhouse, who lived in the house during the 19th century.

Room description

Cost
  • Half day room hire: £150
  • Full day room hire: £280
Capacity
  • Boardroom: 12
  • Standing Reception: 30
Features
  • Widescreen TV
  • Audio visual
  • Skype
  • Laptop
Ideal for
  • Boardroom meeting
  • Break out room
  • Video conferencing / Skype calls
  • Teleconferencing

Equipment

Flipcharts
  • Half day: £10
  • Whole day: £20
Microphone (Lecture theatre only)
  • Half day: £12.50
  • Whole day: £25
Conference call phone
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60
Laptop
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60

*Please note requests for equipment (electronic or otherwise) must be made in advance as cannot be guaranteed if requested on the day.


Request a booking



Terms and conditions

  • Written confirmation of room hire is required and must be made by email.
  • All listed price are subject to VAT 10% discount on the room hire for EI members.
  • If cancellation is made after a confirmed booking, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • If a cancellation has to be made within five working days prior to the booking, then a 50% charge be will applicable.
  • Meeting running over 17:30 will incur additional charges and will be charged at an hourly rate.
  • Opening hours 08:00 – 17:00
  • The building closes at 17:30
  • Please be advised due to the constraints of the building design we are unable to offer wheelchair access (there are no disabled toilet facilities available)

The Council room

  • 18 people
  • TV, speaker, etc.
  • Ground floor

The Council room is elegant with detail pillars and a stunning fireplace.

Room description

Cost
  • Half day room hire: £200
  • Full day room hire: £350
Capacity
  • Boardroom: 18
  • Classrom: 12
  • U-shape: 15
Features
  • Widescreen TV
  • Audio visual
  • Skype / Conference Call Facilities
  • Laptop
Ideal for
  • Boardroom meeting / Teleconferencing
  • Training room
  • Break out room
  • Video conferencing / Skype calls
  • Presentations

Equipment

Flipcharts
  • Half day: £10
  • Whole day: £20
Microphone (Lecture theatre only)
  • Half day: £12.50
  • Whole day: £25
Conference call phone
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60
Laptop
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60

*Please note requests for equipment (electronic or otherwise) must be made in advance as cannot be guaranteed if requested on the day.


Request a booking



Terms and conditions

  • Written confirmation of room hire is required and must be made by email.
  • All listed price are subject to VAT 10% discount on the room hire for EI members.
  • If cancellation is made after a confirmed booking, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • If a cancellation has to be made within five working days prior to the booking, then a 50% charge be will applicable.
  • Meeting running over 17:30 will incur additional charges and will be charged at an hourly rate.
  • Opening hours 08:00 – 17:00
  • The building closes at 17:30
  • Please be advised due to the constraints of the building design we are unable to offer wheelchair access (there are no disabled toilet facilities available)

The Lecture theatre

  • 100 people
  • Lectern / Mic
  • Basement

The lecture theatre is a bright modern auditorium.

Room description

Cost
  • Half day room hire: £850
  • Full day room hire: £1200
Capacity
  • Boardroom: 36
  • Theatre: 100 w/o catering / 60 w/ catering
  • U-shape: 30
  • Classroom: 40
  • Cabaret: 30
Features
  • Large screen
  • Audio visual
  • Skype
  • Laptop
  • Lectern / Mic
Ideal for
  • Boardroom meeting
  • Conference
  • Video conferencing / Skype calls
  • Teleconferencing
  • Training
  • Seminars

Equipment

Flipcharts
  • Half day: £10
  • Whole day: £20
Microphone (Lecture theatre only)
  • Half day: £12.50
  • Whole day: £25
Conference call phone
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60
Laptop
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60

*Please note requests for equipment (electronic or otherwise) must be made in advance as cannot be guaranteed if requested on the day.


Request a booking



Terms and conditions

  • Written confirmation of room hire is required and must be made by email.
  • All listed price are subject to VAT 10% discount on the room hire for EI members.
  • If cancellation is made after a confirmed booking, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • If a cancellation has to be made within five working days prior to the booking, then a 50% charge be will applicable.
  • Meeting running over 17:30 will incur additional charges and will be charged at an hourly rate.
  • Opening hours 08:00 – 17:00
  • The building closes at 17:30
  • Please be advised due to the constraints of the building design we are unable to offer wheelchair access (there are no disabled toilet facilities available)

The Kelvin room

  • 8 people
  • TV, speaker, etc.
  • First floor

The Kelvin room features a high quality pendentive ceiling. Its central image is peace and plenty, and the surrounding cherubs represent the four seasons.
This lovely committee room is ideal for small meetings.

Room description

Cost
  • Half day room hire: £70
  • Full day room hire: £140
Capacity
  • Boardroom: 8
Features
  • Large Screen
  • Audio visual
  • Skypee / Conference Call Facilities
  • Laptop
Ideal for
  • Boardroom meeting
  • Video conferencing / Skype calls
  • Presentations

Equipment

Flipcharts
  • Half day: £10
  • Whole day: £20
Microphone (Lecture theatre only)
  • Half day: £12.50
  • Whole day: £25
Conference call phone
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60
Laptop
  • Half day: £30
  • Whole day: £60

*Please note requests for equipment (electronic or otherwise) must be made in advance as cannot be guaranteed if requested on the day.


Request a booking



Terms and conditions

  • Written confirmation of room hire is required and must be made by email.
  • All listed price are subject to VAT 10% discount on the room hire for EI members.
  • If cancellation is made after a confirmed booking, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • If a cancellation has to be made within five working days prior to the booking, then a 50% charge be will applicable.
  • Meeting running over 17:30 will incur additional charges and will be charged at an hourly rate.
  • Opening hours 08:00 – 17:00
  • The building closes at 17:30
  • Please be advised due to the constraints of the building design we are unable to offer wheelchair access (there are no disabled toilet facilities available)

Catering

The Energy Institute can cater for a number of different situations whether it be a small group meeting or a conference in the lecture theatre.

We provide options for breakfast or lunch, as well as seasonal buffets and we can also provide beverages to the room.

Please click on the button below to download our catering menu in pdf format.

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