- One Great George Street
One Great George Street, is a building in London, England, that is the global headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Its location is in Westminster, just off Parliament Square. The building was originally a venue for ICE members to relax, meet and have conferences, but the facility became available for public events in 1989.
Building and history
From 1839 until 1913, ICE occupied numbers 24-26 Great George Street. In the mid 1880s the government proposed re-development of the area around Great George Street to provide more office space for government departments. This meant the demolition of ICE's first location and lead ICE to a move its headquarters across the road to numbers 1-7.
One Great George Street was built for ICE between 1910 and 1913 and was the result of an architectural competition won by James Miller, RSA (1860-1947). This elegant and historical building has been described as a "monumental neo-classical design" and a "modern rendering of the late Renaissance". The exterior, foyer and staircase are made of Portland stone and many of the rooms are ornately decorated with French walnut and oak panelling, carved plaster ceilings and elaborate crystal chandeliers.
There are 19 rooms of varying size and style. Each room has been named after civil engineering’s most important contributors and the venue is adorned with original artwork of those key figures. The ICE's art collections include works from William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931), John Lucas (1807-1874) and John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and is the world's largest collection of portraits of civil engineers. The ceiling of the Great Hall has a painting that commemorates the work of civil engineers in World War I. The Telford Theatre also holds a work of art by way of a twin fusee Grand Sonnerie Bracket Clock - made by the famous clockmaker Thomas Tompion, who is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Between 1987 and 1991 the venue was modernised to make better use of the space with a new theatre added along with another three rooms to the lower ground floor and a suite of smaller meeting rooms and business centre in the basement level.
- Signing of the charter establishing UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), 1945
- Butler Review press conference, July 2004
- Group of Seven manifestos, 1990s
- Labour Party manifestos, 1990s
- In the Loop, 2009
- Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, 2004
- Gandhi, 1982
- Bean, 1997
- Hattrick, 2007
- Starter for 10, 2006
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Great George Street, Hong Kong — Great George Street (Traditional Chinese: 記利佐治街) is a busy street located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. One of the exits of MTR Causeway Bay Station is located at this street. Going along this street, you can find the Victoria… … Wikipedia
Great Ormond Street Hospital — Infobox Hospital Name = PAGENAME Org/Group = Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust Caption = Location = Bloomsbury Region = London State = England Country = UK HealthCare = NHS Type = Teaching Speciality = Children s hospital… … Wikipedia
George Oatley — Infobox Architect caption = name = George Oatley nationality = British birth date = 1863 birth place = Bristol death date = 1950 death place = practice name = Oatley and Lawrence, Oatley and Brentnall significant buildings= Wills Memorial… … Wikipedia
George Collison — (1772 1847) was an English Congregationalist and educator associated with Hackney Academy or Hackney College, which became part of New College London itself part of the University of London.Early lifeThe Rev. George Collison (1772 1847) was born… … Wikipedia
George II of Great Britain — George II Portrait by Thomas Hudson, 1744 King of Great Britain and Ireland (more...) Reign 11 … Wikipedia
George Jennings — (10 November 1810 ndash;17 April 1882) was an English sanitary engineer and plumber who invented the first public toilets. Josiah George Jennings was born on 10 November 1810 in Eling, at the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. He was the eldest … Wikipedia
George Copeland — (April 3, 1882 – June 16, 1971) was an American classical pianist known primarily for his championship of the French composer Claude Debussy in the early 20th century and his interpretations of modern Spanish piano works. George Copeland ca.… … Wikipedia
One Raffles Place — Former names Overseas Union Bank Centre, OUB Centre General information Type Commercial offic … Wikipedia
George Philip Reinagle — (1802 6 December 1835) was an English marine painter, youngest son of Ramsay Richard Reinagle.cite web | last =Graves | first =R. E. | title =Reinagle, George Philip (1802–1835), marine painter| work = Dictionary of National Biography Vol. IIL |… … Wikipedia
George Canning — For other people named George Canning, see George Canning (disambiguation). The Right Honourable George Canning Prime Minister of the United Kingdom … Wikipedia