etc.venues has launched its 17th UK venue in London’s Chancery Lane, as well as its debut site in New York.
Opening just a stone’s throw away from Chancery Lane, Holborn and Farringdon tube stations, etc.venues Chancery Lane is a 28,000 square foot space which mixes contemporary workspaces with a modern, relaxed feel.
The new venue is home to 28 purpose-built rooms and spacious collaborative areas, which are equipped with built in AV equipment, as well as a co-working lounge which offers all-day refreshments from on-site chefs. With both formal and informal zones to work, rest and play in, the space has been designed to help professionals interact and get creative in a setting which is more stimulating and inclusive than the typical corporate training venue.
Speaking about the opening, head of design Franck Rosello says: “etc.venues Chancery Lane will offer the perfect backdrop for a modern, future-proof learning experience. The flexible, inspirational setting will reflect the more relaxed learning style of today’s workforce.
“Gone are the days of stuffy, expensive syndicate rooms and additional charges for trainers’ offices. Delegates want to enjoy more collaborative space and etc.venues Chancery Lane will bring it in abundance. It’s an exciting, uplifting contrast of old and new, combining brick, concrete, timber and leather finishes to create a feel unlike other London training spaces.”
The group is also going international, announcing the launch of its debut New York location. Set to open in late 2019, etc.venues first New York site will open at 360 Madison Avenue in Midtown, and is the first of several planned openings for the state.
The 45,000 square foot space boasts a contemporary design and will be able to host events over two interconnecting floors. The team has already taken over $2 million in enquiries, and there are two more New York venues already in the pipeline, which are set to open in the next 12 months as part of a $35 million investment.
Speaking about the group’s expansion into New York, chief operating officer of etc.venues Nick Hoare said: “etc.venues is the longest-standing dedicated specialist for business meetings and events venues. We want to share our flair with New York professionals who need stylish, elegant, highly contemporary space to interact, learn, get inspired and do business. Think hotels without bedrooms but with high quality service in every other area. Today we formally export that specialism to the US, home of the most dynamic but under-served meetings venue market. We’re an innovative and challenging British brand adapting our highly successful, simple, specialist model to a market that needs a superior alternative to hotels.”