Following a £1.5 million revamp of a former Edinburgh University language school building, three floors have been transformed into a versatile events space.
The building is accessed from the Royal College’s iconic pillared entrance opposite the Festival Theatre. Inside there are three floors of purpose-built space. Three break-out rooms which can be opened up into one large space, a cloakroom on the ground floor, a stunning Main Hall with a glass ceiling retaining many of the original features on the first floor and further meeting or exhibition space in the basement.
The Prince Philip Building is a hugely versatile space and sits perfectly between the Royal College's other venues - the historic grandeur of the Playfair Hall and the glass and chrome modernism of the Quincentenary Conference Hall.
Marketing Edinburgh, the body which promotes the city at home and abroad, said it was delighted that the College is adding to its events repertoire, helping build the Scottish capital’s reputation.
Lesley Williams head of Marketing Edinburgh’s business tourism team, said: “We are tireless in promoting Edinburgh as one of the finest cities anywhere for holding business events.
“The Surgeons’ Hall name is already a major draw for visiting conferences from elsewhere in the UK and internationally. This new venue will be a brilliant addition to help bring valuable business tourism to the city.”