All of us here at Kings Place are delighted to unveil that the ‘Venue Focus’ piece in the latest edition of Square Meal’s Venue & Events magazine features an in-depth double page spread on us.
“The building itself, distinguished from the surrounding streetscape by its wave-formation façade, has an open-door policy that gives the place a vitality you don’t fi nd in private venues. At its heart is a lightflooded atrium, which pulls people from outside and surrounding offices in for coffee and casual meetings. Continue through, and you’ll fi nd yourself on the Regent’s Canal, where swans glide past the rows of deckchairs, patio tables and ranks of colourful houseboats. Like the structure itself, the event space on offer has been purpose built. It’s also integral to the business model that underpins this pioneering project. Every event held here generates profit that goes straight back into the work of the Kings Place Music Foundation, a charity that aims to increase engagement in music and the arts
Luckily, the events business is thriving, particularly in the technology and media sector. The likes of Adobe, Google and ITV have all cottoned on to the rolling programme of technology upgrades here (see box on previous spread). Banks and law fi rms, previously nervous about holding events in King’s Cross, are now pricking up their ears as well.”