Business Design Centre London

Sum it up

A Grade II listed building renovated in 1986 to offer huge exhibition spaces just miles from the City of London and the West End.

Finding venues with character, space and all the convenience of being located close to London city centre without the expense of the congestion charge may not be easy to find, but you get all this and more if you choose the Business Design Centre for the location of your function.

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The Business Design Centre looked a little different when it first opened in the 19th Century as a space for agricultural exhibitions. Over the years, the venue has been a popular place for lots of different functions, being used for dog shows and even as a sorting office. Today our furniture hire London customers get very contemporary spaces that offer a large number of rooms, and offices for conferences, training, shows and many other events.

If you simply wanted office space on a longer term basis, then this is possible too, with our long term furniture hire rates proving an economical way to stock your premises with stylish and modern items, including modular desks, office chairs and pedestals.

  • A city centre location without the congestion charge means delegates can save money

  • The venue holds hundreds of conferences a year and offers bespoke event planning

  • Is experienced in holding large and high profile functions for over 1000 visitors

  • Four large exhibition spaces and smaller rooms mean there’s lots of venue choice

  • Multiple Syndicate Rooms offer flexible space thanks to moveable acoustic walling

  • Historic Grade II Listed building with a unique look and pillar free large hall

City centre - without the cost

Delegates coming to conferences appreciate being able to get to venues easily and companies sending them like to ensure journeys are affordable too. The Business Design Centre is a fabulous choice for our conference furniture hire clients that also want functions with great travel links. This venue is located close to tubes stations and the bus network so travel should be mostly trouble-free. As well as being situated next to lots of modes of transport, delegates may also prefer venues that are located in vibrant areas - which the Business Design Centre definitely is!

The heart of the city

This venue is located in the heart of Islington’s shopping and entertainment area, with the centre’s website highlighting how over 500 cafes and restaurants lie close to the function space. This means that visitors to the complex can enjoy some of the varied food, drink and entertainment on offer when they are attending functions at the Business Design Centre. What’s more, even if delegates wished to travel to the City for further meetings or catch a show in the West End, they’d only have to travel about two miles. This shows how the centre offers the best of the city, but can save you money as you won’t have to worry about the congestion charge.

Experienced in furniture hire

When you hire conference furniture from us you’re not only getting products that are ideally suited to large meetings, such as stacking chairs, meeting room tables and freestanding lecterns, but you’re getting our experience too. We often transport thousands of hire chairs for functions across the UK and are available to offer our expertise. Likewise, when you choose the Business Design Centre, you can also access a very experienced team via Upper Street Events, which forms part of the centre. They can provide you with personal tailored advice, so whether you’re booking the huge Gallery Hall or a smaller Syndicate Room - you event can be perfectly planned.

Designing your space with hire furniture

Choosing the best venue for your event, means it needs to be large enough to seat all your visitors, but not too big the occasion appears dwarfed by the size of the room. We offer a large range of furniture hire London items that can help you make the most of the venues you have in mind. For example, if you want to maximise space, then you could opt for our lecture chairs. These feature a comfy upholstered stacking chair with an attached black writing tablet. This accessory provides a handy writing surface instead of hiring desks also. When you have a large space, you’re free to divide up areas with our freestanding screens and create chillout and winding down zones via our sofas, which come in white, black and natural coloured fabric.

Rooms with a view

At the Business Design Centre you can hire rooms that vary in size. Around a large central area there are three floors containing showrooms and offices. The largest space is the Mezzanine, which has a barrel-vaulted roof and offers 2000 square metres of column free space, perfect for exhibitions and large product launches or conferences, as it can seat up to 1,500 delegates. The contemporary Gallery Hall also offers lots of space with 890 square metres available and room to seat 600 visitors in a theatre style, and is a favourite for product launches, fashion shows and conferences. The Auditorium seats 500 in theatre style seats, while Room A is smaller with a capacity for 250 guests with a gallery level that looks on to the main hall.

Flexible spaces available

When you prefer to customise your venue to suit your occasion we have a great range of furniture hire London products available. For example our freestanding screens can divide rooms, creating smaller spaces in larger rooms, for meetings, exhibitions and product launches. Within smaller, defined areas you can place our modular tables for products for example and hire comfortable operators chairs for a stylish look. These kinds of flexible exhibitions areas are also available when you opt for the Business Design Centre via their Syndicate Rooms B to H.

Get a free, instant online furniture hire quote

When you need to hire conference tables, chairs and other items - such as freestanding screens, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our website or our experienced sales team. You can choose, pay for and arrange next day delivery of your hire furniture in one simple visit to our website!

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