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May 11, 2018

Training days are a powerful investment. Not only do they allow companies to add structure to how their staff learns and develops, but they can boost morale, encourage team bonding and provide an incentive for good performance while simultaneously enhancing it.

While the organisation of staff training days is often a priority for both for both corporation and non-profits, it can be hard to know where to start looking for a location. Some organisations prefer staff training to take place at their own offices. However, this cost-reducing option comes at the price of training quality.

By taking staff offsite for their training needs, not only do you provide them with more purpose-built facilities and services (such as AV technology and catering), but you also put them in a different environment to what they are used to on a day-to-day professional basis. This helps them to turn their attention from the work itself to learning how to develop and improve in their roles.

For offsite training, hotels and event or conference venues have always been attractive, and this is where No.11 Cavendish Square comes in.
With our close proximity to ample accommodation options as well as major underground stations in central London (both Oxford Circus and Bond Street are less than a five minute walk away), the location of No.11 makes it ideal for those who work in London, are visiting just for the just for a few hours, or are staying nearby for training taking place over a number of days.

An additional advantage to enjoy when holding a training session at No.11 is the incredible range and variety of spaces available for training.

The Maynard Suite

The Maynard Suite consists of a spacious, fully equipped theatre with a capacity of 165 (theatre style) and three breakout rooms for smaller numbers, all connected by a foyer which is an ideal space for catering and registration. The smaller rooms also boast retractable dividing walls which create more rooms and add another element of flexibility.

The Marlborough Suite

A slightly smaller version of the Maynard facility, the Marlborough Suite also consists of a large theatre connected to breakout rooms, all connected by a central foyer. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and sporting contemporary décor, the Marlborough and Maynard suites offer a truly turnkey solution for groups smaller than 165.

The Treasurer’s Room and President’s Room

Located in the Georgian townhouse section of our venue, these elegant and classically presented rooms provide a more formal environment, both of which enjoy plenty of natural light. The two rooms are connected by double doors, enabling each one to act as a breakout option for the other. The Treasurer’s Room (capacity of 16 pax) overlooks our stunning Courtyard and Orangery while the President’s Room (capacity of 24 pax) enjoys views of the lush, lively Cavendish Square. These comfortable, well-appointed spaces are ideal for smaller groups looking for a simple boardroom layout for training days or half-days.

The Garden Room

On the ground floor of our historical townhouse is the Garden Room. Leading from the front of the building through to the Courtyard, this airy and open space is a wonderful canvas to get creative with any branding and is perfect for activities or workshops which require a little extra space.

The Chris Ham Room

The newest addition to our versatile collection of spaces is the Chris Ham Room. Opening in May 2018, the ground floor room has a similar décor to the neighbouring Garden Room, while its size resembles that of the President’s Room with a seated capacity of 24 guests. Able to be arranged in a variety of table layouts, the room is truly flexible and enjoys a full suite of AV technology and even has magnetic walls. It is also completely soundproof - handy for letting natural light flood into the room without having to put up with any exterior noise.

Maxwell Room and Edward Room

Found on our first floor, these are two of our most popular spaces for training sessions. Connected by a short corridor, the Maxwell (72 capacity) and Edwards (120 capacity) Rooms share the same decor and are both enormously flexible with regards to seating and table layouts.

Burdett Theatre

The largest space at No.11 Cavendish Square is the Burdett. Able to accommodate up to 300 guests seated in theatre style, the Burdett is a peaceful setting and is a truly unique size for this compact part of the city. With adjustable/removable staging, retractable dividing walls and state of the art projectors, screens and AV equipment, the Burdett is an excellent option for large groups looking to make a space work for them in the most bespoke way possible. With regards to catering for the large number of delegates, the adjoining Orangery with it’s stunning, glass apex roof is a beautiful setting for a working lunch.

To enquire about holding your next training session here at No.11 Cavendish Square or to book in a site visit to see the spaces for yourself, please contact the team today at venue@11cavendishsq.com.