The Royal Academy of Engineering is delighted to announce that it has acquired the lease of 3 Carlton House Terrace and will move its headquarters there from 29 Great Peter Street in Autumn 2007.

3 Carlton House Terrace provides an exciting new base from which to raise the profile of engineering and will offer improved facilities to deliver an extensive range of activities, events and campaigns. The Academy’s new home will provide 50 per cent more floor space compared to its Great Peter Street premises at a substantially lower rent, giving more space to share the achievements and potential of engineering.

The move will also enable the Academy to work more closely with the other national academies based in Carlton House Terrace, building on its track record of sharing knowledge and collaborating on joint projects.

The new premises will enhance the Academy’s operational effectiveness, with staff and Fellows able to work in a spacious, open-plan environment. This will transform internal communications and strengthen the coherence of the Academy’s activities.

Lord Browne of Madingley, President of The Royal Academy of Engineering, says:

“I want to move engineering from the fringe of society towards its very heart. This is vital if more of our young people are to be inspired by the role of engineering in solving many of the great problems of our time: climate change and energy provision, poverty reduction, health and wellbeing and education.”

“Moving the Academy to 3 Carlton House Terrace is crucial to achieving this objective. Our new, more visible, premises will enable us to promote and celebrate excellence in engineering more effectively. Engagement with the public and with policy makers will be strengthened and our staff and Fellows will gain a modern working environment.”

“The Academy already does much valuable work in promoting innovation, developing engineering skills and engaging with the public and the policy process. Our new home will enable us to build on existing achievements and take on new challenges.”

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.
  2. The Academy has moved premises once before, in 1994, from its original offices at 2 Little Smith Street around the corner to 29 Great Peter Street.
  3. The Academy is most grateful to its Fellows and supporters who, in contributing to the Building Fund, have made the current move possible.
  4. 3 Carlton House Terrace is currently occupied by the Work Foundation, which will be moving to different premises.

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering