Venues announced for IIMS 25th Anniversary London Conference 2016

Herringham Hall, Regent's University, is one of several lovely venues IIMS has chosen for its 25th Anniversary London Conference 2016
Herringham Hall, Regent’s University, is one of several lovely venues IIMS has chosen for its 25th Anniversary London Conference 2016

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) is pleased to announce the locations it has chosen to celebrate its special 25th Anniversary London Conference, Silver Jubilee Awards Ceremony, Gala Dinner and Annual General Meeting. They are Regent’s University, Museum of London Docklands and the Old Library at Lloyds of London.

The various events are taking place in London over two days on Wednesday 31 August and 1 September 2016 at various venues.

Full details of Conference speakers and technical workshop presenters are still being finalised and will be released soon. Bookings for the various events will open at the beginning of February.

Daytime: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Venue: Regent’s University
Address: Regent’s Park, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Set in the heart of one of London’s most splendid parks and ‘green spaces’, Regent’s University London is one of the UK’s most respected independent universities and one of the most internationally diverse, with students from more than 140 different countries worldwide studying there. The venue offers three superb spaces that IIMS will be using during the day. They are the Herringham Hall that will be used for the exhibition, Awards ceremony and AGM. Technical workshops will take place in the two splendid break rooms, the Tuke Common Room and Knapp Gallery.

The Knapp Gallery
The Knapp Gallery

Regent’s Park was designed in 1811 by John Nash, the favoured architect of the Prince Regent, later King George IV. Surrounded by classical style terraces, Regent’s Park spans over 410 acres and includes a lake, canal and a number of villas. The land became “royal” following Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. The royal connection is more gently remembered in Queen Mary’s gardens, which were developed in the centre of Regent’s Park in the 1930’s. More than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties can be found in these gardens and an early morning stroll in the park is thoroughly recommended.

Museum of London Docklands
Museum of London Docklands

Evening: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Venue: Museum of London, Docklands
Address:  No.1 Warehouse, West India Dock Road, London E14 4AL
This venue will host the IIMS Gala Dinner.
The Museum of London Dockland’s home, No 1 Warehouse, nestles adjacent to the giant Canary Wharf modern glass building. The museum is housed in one of only two remaining warehouses erected on the north quay by the West India Dock Company. Originally built in the 1800s by wealthy merchants, these magnificent buildings once held great cargoes of sugar, rum and coffee. Each storey of the building was originally a different height – dictated by the nature of the cargo to be stored. The ground floors were designed to store two tiers of hogsheads of ‘clayed’ sugar. The upper floors stored a single tier of the heavier hogsheads of muscovado sugar, while the top floors held the lighter cargoes such as coffee, cocoa, cotton and pimento. Before dinner guests will be able to see some of the museum exhibits and enjoy a drinks reception in ‘Sailor Town’, an area that has been made to recreate a London East End Victorian dockland town. The short video below gives you a flavour of the museum.

The magnificent Old Library, Lloyds of London
The magnificent Old Library, Lloyds of London

All day: Thursday 1 September 2016
Venue: The Old Library, Lloyds of London
Address:  Old Library, Lloyds of London, 1 Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA
Following the request of many members to hold this year’s special IIMS Conference at the Old Library, Lloyds of London once again, the Institute is pleased to announce it has secured the room for what will be a full on day’s conferencing! The Old Library, originally build in the 1920s, is one of the finest and most atmospheric spaces in which to meet in the City of London as well as being of significant historical interest. The modern Lloyds building at 1 Lime Street incorporates the Old Library into the more recent structure. The Lloyds building stands out as one of the most unique landmarks within the London skyline. The Old Library elegantly complements traditional architecture with more futuristic styling.

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