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Members Business Centre and Members Lounge

All members of the IMechE and IET (from Affiliates to Fellows) can use the Members Business Centre and Members Lounge.

Upcoming Business Centre Closures

Please note that due to planned improvement works, the Members Business Centre will be closed from Thursday 28 August to Friday 29 August 2014 and will re-open at 9.00am on Monday 1 September 2014.

We apologise for the disruption and any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.


Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk

Members Business Centre
Lower ground floor
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Members Lounge
Second floor, adjacent to the library
Open Monday to Friday from 9:15am to 5.30pm

Members Business Centre 

The Members Business Centre consists of:

  • A comfortable computer area with six PCs and four desks available for hot desking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Four meeting rooms, where three are supplied with mounted TV displays. Conference phones and flipcharts are also available
  • Catering services for pre-booked meeting rooms    

Due to high demand for this facility, members are requested not to use it as a base for conducting training/lecture sessions and other meetings where attendance charges are levied, or for conducting the operation of their own businesses.

Booking a room

Bookings for meeting rooms can be made 21 days in advance of the meeting via the Business Centre Administrator. Bookings must be made under the member’s name and the member must be present at the meeting.

Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7973 1282
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7304 6896

Please view the terms and conditions for usage of the Members Business Centre.

Other rooms 

The rooms managed by the Venue and Room Hire team are available to members at a significantly discounted rate.

Members should use the Venue and Room Hire facilities when conducting training/lecture sessions and other meetings where attendance charges are levied.

More details at

Access arrangements

Due to the age and configuration of the building, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate wheelchair users or persons with a disability visiting the Institution, provided such persons notify us at least 24 hours in advance of their visit. Please get in touch with your designated contact at the IMechE to discuss this further.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

More information

Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7973 1282
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7304 6896

Opening times

Members Business Centre: 9.00am to 6.00pm (Monday to Friday)

Members Lounge: 9:15am to 5.30pm* (Monday to Friday)

* May on occasion close at 5.00pm for evening functions. 

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