The 14,000 sq ft space presents a public programme of exhibitions, talks and events located at the Marylebone campus. It was developed from a former concrete construction hall leaving an exhibition space unique for its central London location.
This was the 1st edition of the Academic Venue Awards, taking place in The Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London on 22 November. There were 14 categories celebrating the essential services academic venues offer the events industry. The space has been nominated alongside two other venues; IMAGO and Nottingham Conference Centre.
Katharine Heron, Director of Ambika P3 said: “I am so delighted that Ambika P3 has received this award, and I am proud of our achievement. I particularly want to thank Michael Maziere and Niall Carter, but I also want to thank all colleagues who have supported Ambika P3 throughout the first ten years.”
She added: “This Award shows how much can be done with the little careful investment from the Ambika Paul Foundation, and a lot of imagination and dedication from a small team. We look forward the next ten years which should promise an exciting future.”
The space has been commissioned by artists such as Keith Wilson, Richard Woods and David Ward. With partners including the Architecture Foundation, RIBA and the Arts Council England – promising itself as a space for the arts and architecture. Ambika P3 is also the venue for National Student Pride annually, which takes place in February and attracts 1700 attendees.
Ambika P3 is available for private hire to companies within the creative industries with clients such as Erdem, Topshop, MAC and Nike.