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ICE HQ refurbishment to offer improved member experience

27 June 2022

One Great George Street is remodelling its lower ground, which will feature a revamped café, and meeting space.

ICE HQ refurbishment to offer improved member experience
Proposed design for the coffee bar. Designed by Claremont Group Interiors

Members’ experience of the ICE HQ, One Great George Street, will be improved due to plans to modernise the building’s lower ground one (LG1) this summer.

The renovation plans cover the space currently occupied by the Brasserie, Café Bar and Palmer room.

Gary Payne, director of One Great George Street, said the changes will ensure that ICE HQ continues to offer a “modern and attractive” place to meet and socialise.

“As a historic building in the heart of Westminster used by members, conference delegates and the public, I’m delighted to see our guests returning in high numbers,” he said.

“Once open, our new coffee lounge and café bar will see this trend continue, making it a vibrant and energetic space to spend time.”

Coffee Lounge design for OGGS refurbishment
Proposed design for the refurbished coffee lounge. Designed by Claremont Group Interiors

The plans

The refurbishment of LG1 includes a new coffee lounge, café and Palmer room.

The coffee lounge will have a bar and capacity for private dining.

The Palmer room will be a flexible meeting, training, banqueting and seminar space with digital facilities.

The café will provide a variety of seating styles to encourage use as a non-private meeting space and informal working, as well as dining.

New seating options at refurbished cafe at OGGS
Proposed design for new seating. Designed by Claremont Group Interiors

Works are due to begin 4 July 2022 and will last approximately two months.

While the area is closed, the Café Bar will be relocated to the Rennie room, which is on the same floor.

Its opening hours will be from 8am to 2.30pm.

  • Ana Bottle, assistant digital content editor at ICE