Wellcome Collection is a venue with a unique mix of galleries, events, and meeting spaces in London. Located at 183 Euston Road, it unfolds the essential connections between life, art and medicine in the past, present and future. It is all set to undertake an expansion project of its event spaces with a whopping investment of £17.5m. This development project, which is slated to be completed in autumn 2014, will incorporate a splendid 250 sqm gallery space along with a restaurant, perched on the second floor of the venue.
The expansion venture will also create a beautiful spiral staircase, which will become the center of attraction for the galleries, offering a visual pleasure. The project will also ensure that the Medicine Now Gallery with a capacity of 200 plays a pivotal role in hosting the evening receptions. During this development phase, the site will remain accessible and it will continue to host events in its six existing venues. The Henry Wellcome Auditorium with an accommodation capacity of around 154 delegates is truly noteworthy among these six existing spaces.
Rachel Cordier, the Conference Centre Manager sounds excited regarding this plan. He believes that this on-going expansion will certainly reinforce their market position and will open ways to approach potent customers and different market sectors. The list of their recent clients is topped by Pavilion Publishing, the British Psychological Society and the National Institute for Health Research, who are all organizing events at the venue.
Established by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1936, the Wellcome Trust is now the biggest autonomous charitable organization across the globe, supporting researches into human and animal health. The venue also hosts the world famous Wellcome Library, which boasts more than 750,000 books and journals and a massive collections of archives, manuscripts and films. With this unparallel collection, the Wellcome Library elucidates the role played by medicines in uplifting society for several decades. Each year, the library is visited by more than 30,000 readers, including academics, historians, students and members of the general public. The library offers Wi-Fi access and flaunts spacious reading areas.