The Victory Services Club, located near Marble Arch has marked the completion of a four year refurbishment programme with the opening of its newly renovated entrance foyer to the Carisbrooke Hall – the Club’s major event space that can hold up to 300 delegates.
The Carisbrooke Hall Entrance Foyer has been fully refurbished with accessibility in mind; the entrance now allows for clear wheelchair access from pavement level into the foyer and has been upgraded to include a new platform lift to allow guests to descend comfortably into the event space. This has been achieved by a combination of dropping the main entrance threshold to street level and incorporating a shallow ramp within the entrance lobby together with the installation of the platform lift. The lift connects the ground and basement lobbies and has the capacity to carry motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters. As a Military Charity, financial support was donated to the Club for this project through ‘Help for Heroes’ who also contributed towards the construction of the Club’s accessibility ramp located at the Club’s main entrance.
Mark Field FIH, operations director, Victory Services Club said: “The new-look entrance foyer to the Carisbrooke Hall gives event organisers their own dedicated entrance to the event space and creates an exclusive arrival area. Accessibility was of utmost importance to us to ensure that all of our guests can comfortably access all our event spaces. Our refurbishment programme commenced in 2015 and has completely transformed the Club, enriching the dining areas, event spaces and kitchens.”
The Carisbrooke Hall underwent a major £1 million refurbishment in 2017 and is the perfect space for award ceremonies, conferences, dinners and drinks receptions.
The Victory Services Club (VSC) is a private military members club, located in central London near Marble Arch. Established in 1907, the Club has seven event rooms which have a capacity of 10-300 and can host conferences, meetings, exhibitions, receptions and award ceremonies.
The Club is a registered charity that re-invests revenue from commercial events to fund schemes, including free weekend breaks for injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. The Club was the first London venue to be awarded the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) AIM Gold accreditation in 2008 and still maintains this status today. The VSC has also achieved Hospitality Assured status, the quality standard created by the Institute of Hospitality for customer facing businesses.