Our Host Partner – BMA House, Tavistock Square

A Grade II listed venue with charm, character and cutting-edge AV facilities…

Home to the British Medical Association since 1925, their sustainable venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces for up to 320, including 11 purpose-built meeting rooms, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology.

Sustainability is a way of life for them, and as part of an ongoing drive to maximise sustainability, BMA House has reduced its delegate carbon footprint by 69% over the last four years, whilst reducing water usage by 5.4 million litres per year.

BMA House places sustainability at the heart of everything they do, which has won them a Gold award in Green Tourism in 2017. Other sustainability awards include ‘Greenest Venue’ by Hire Space in 2018 and 2019, ‘Most Sustainable Venue’ by the London Summer Event Show in 2019, and a Silver award for ‘Best CSR or Sustainability Initiative’ at the 2019 London Venues Awards.

Read our case study on running sustainable events, discover how we won ‘Best Accommodation & Meetings Sustainability Initiative’ with Greengage and find out which awards we’ve been shortlisted for with the London Venue & Catering Awards 2023

About us

Initially designed by famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, BMA House retains much of its architectural charm with feature fireplaces, gold leaf detailing, high ceilings and tall windows, not to mention its impressive brick façade and grand wrought iron ‘Gates of Remembrance’.

There is a constant focus on investing into the upkeep, restoration and improvement of the venue, with a strong emphasis on all things green, healthy and sustainable.

Green events

Certain challenges will always arise from listed building status, but through a commitment to being green and a raft of innovative initiatives, the venue has managed to achieve and maintain a Gold Green Tourism Rating since 2017, the highest measure of sustainability, plus achieve Platinum status with Greengage’s ECOsmart accreditation. This commitment makes us one of London’s leading sustainability venues.

The introduction of modernised technology has assisted with this, making each meeting space as efficient as possible and including features such as extra recycling facilities, motion sensor lighting, as well as digital signage to reduce paper use, and name badge recycling.

The venue also has a dedicated ‘Green Team’ to encourage best practice throughout the venue and to highlight any areas of improvement or focus, on an ongoing basis.

Wellbeing events

In keeping with the principles of the British Medical Association, as well as those of the events team, BMA House invests considerable time and effort into the creation of healthier meetings and events.

This has long been a focus for the venue, and this year alone saw the venue organise a variety of internal invents to encourage everyone to be healthier, including take the stairs initiatives and the introduction of a staff gym. The idea being, what starts with the team will filter down into their events.

Committed to serving its guests delicious, but nutritious and responsibly sourced food, the venue also introduced a new ‘Wellbeing Meetings’ package, devised by award-winning catering partner, Company of Cooks.

Our event spaces

BMA House has a range of 22 spaces suitable for meetings, events, conferences and weddings, for up to 320 guests. A rare find in central London, BMA House has two outdoor spaces, the impressive Courtyard with its grand Gates of Remembrance, and the peaceful Garden, home to an interesting range of medicinal plants.

For each event, the client has contact with one dedicated member of the team who knows their event brief inside out. Customer service is everything at BMA House, and the passionate team excels at creating a seamless experience from start to finish, working with clients to turn each event plan into a success.

AV tech has been recently upgraded throughout the venue, and there is always a dedicated AV technician on hand to help during an event, as well as with set up.

Our food

Incredibly passionate about food, BMA House works with award-winning catering partner Company of Cooks to create seasonal menus with sustainably sourced ingredients. Company of Cooks serves up a delicious, flexible choice of menus, suitable for a variety of occasions and events.

Company of Cooks has a strong focus and dedication to providing healthy and nutritious menus, made using locally and sustainably sourced produce, keeping in line with and indeed fuelling the venue’s health and sustainability focus.

Company of Cooks excel at creating themed and bespoke menus as requested by clients and is flexible in its approach.

Our location

BMA House is located on the edge of leafy Tavistock Square, just a 5-minute walk from Euston tube (served by Northern and Victoria line) and train station, and a 13-minute walk from King’s Cross St Pancras station. It is also well connected with a variety of other bus routes and tube stations, including Russell Square (Piccadilly line) and Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines), making it easy to access from anywhere within London, and beyond.

We have also worked with Cross River Partnership to create a ‘Clean Air Walking Route’ designed to offer our visitors a less polluted route from Kings Cross.

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