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Battersea Evolution to open year-round

Battersea Evolution, owned by Smart Group, has announced that the temporary space will become a permanent fixture at Battersea Park.

The venue has also been granted planning permission to extend the space further, to meet the demand for larger events.

The new 8m ceiling height and extended capacity will now allow the venue to host live televised events to reach both a national and international audience. Other additions include a new entrance, with new floor to ceiling glass panels, as well as enhanced lighting, better production, layout opportunities and upgraded facilities.

Positioned in the heart of London’s Battersea Park, Evolution is a purpose-built event space designed to cater for a diverse range of events. Measuring 5,650sqm, the space boasts capacity for up to 2,000 for seated dinners, 4,000 for standing receptions and 5,000 for exhibitions. It has historically hosted a series of industry events including the prestigious Sport Industry Awards, Cancer Research UK’s star-studded Emeralds and Ivy Ball, and the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival.

Greg Lawson, chief executive officer at Smart Group said of the expansion: “This is something we’re incredibly proud of. We’ve been working to achieve the new additions for several years and are delighted to now be able to offer this totally unique blank canvas venue to our clients, which really enables them limitless creative opportunities. The ability to now host live televised events opens up fantastic new options and we’re delighted to share this dynamic space with more conferences, award ceremonies, and parties in the coming years.”