Home to engineering
On 1 June 1909, the IEE (now IET) bought the lease and proceeded to make alterations to the building including adding an extra floor (with a balcony offering panoramic views of the Thames) and the main lecture theatre which is still clad in its original mahogany.
Whilst not known to many, the then IEE helped support the fledgeling BBC by leasing space in Savoy Place between 1923 and 1932, initially seven rooms and expanding to the West Wing by the end of the year.
Showing the Institutions commitment to providing support to new technologies and innovation which continues to this day through a programme of scholarships, bursaries, and events helping to increase the profile of engineering.
The IET embarks on a major upgrade to become one of the most high-tech venues in London
In 2013 the IET embarked on a major refurbishment of Savoy Place, both externally and internally, to adapt the building to changing technology, improve the sustainability of the building and make the most of the stunning riverside views.