Sir Kirby Laing

Every type of event and space

Sir Kirby Laing

This large, bright and daylit space offers fantastic views over Carlton House Gardens, while its first class facilities and blank canvas potential make the Kirby Laing space exceptionally well suited for larger receptions and meetings.

Sir Kirby Laing FREng (1916-2009) was a highly respected and admired British civil engineer. For many years he played a leading role in the growth of the family business, John Laing, which was responsible for many housing and infrastructure projects.

The Kirby Laing Foundation funds a range of charitable projects including in the fields of youth development, medical research and the preservation of cultural and environmental heritage. The Foundation generously supported the Academy’s move to Prince Philip House, and the subsequent Forum for Engineering renovation project.

Room layout

Sir Kirby Laing Room

Capacities

Boardroom

28

Dinner

48

Reception

80

Theatre

80

Cabaret

35

U-Shaped

28

This ground floor room can be ajoined to The David Sainsbury Room and/or to the Rolls Royce Room for additional function and capacity. 

 

Alternatively the entire ground floor can be hired completely increasing the capacity to 250 people

Features

  • Accessible
  • Air-conditioning
  • Blackout
  • Free wifi
  • High ceilings
  • Natural daylight
  • Coloured perimeter ceiling lights and spot lights 

Ground floor layout & connecting rooms

Ground floor layout

GROUND FLOOR CAPACITIES

Boardroom

Dinner

Reception

Theatre

Cabaret

U Shaped

Rolls-Royce

28

48

75

70

35

28

Sir Kirby Laing

28

48

75

80

35

28

National Grid

24

40

60

60

28

24

David Sainsbury

24

40

60

60

28

24

Rolls-Royce and Sir Kirby Laing

x

x

150

x

x

x

National Grid and David Sainsbury

x

x

120

x

x

x

All four rooms combined

x

x

250

x

x

x

Sir Kirby Laing room

Audio visual capabilities

  • 86″ plasma screen
  • Video camera/audio bar for streaming or recording in 4k for hybrid conferencing via Teams or Zoom
  • Four wireless microphones
  • Wall plate and floor box for connectivity via Clickshare or HDMI
  • Multifunctional LED wall lighting with touch pad controls
  • Lectern available, please ask our team for details

What our clients say about our venue

"Thank you so much for organising and for looking after everyone on the day. We’ll definitely use your venue again for meetings as I only heard great things :)”
Egis Group
"Staff were amazingly helpful and accommodating on the night, no ask was too big or small."
Alton College
“The event went really well and the space was perfect for what we needed! We will definitely keep you in mind for future events..”
Age UK

Get in touch

Get in touch

0207 766 0625