The DERI Basement has a selection of meeting rooms, each one has a screen with wifi access and HDMI connector. Rooms 5,6 and 7 have their own standalone desktop connection. The basement also has a large kitchen and sofa-breakout area.
Instructions on how to book a room in the basement are available below, and you can also check if a room is available at the time you need via the outlook calendar.
If you wish to book the whole basement for an event, please complete the booking request via this Microsoft Form.
Bookings can only be for a four hours slot in the morning, or afternoon, or for the full day. We cannot book the entire space for shorter periods than this, however bookings can still be made on the understanding that other bookings may be in place for the individual meeting rooms.
If booking the whole basement, we encourage you to review the pictures, or come and view the space in person to ensure it suits your needs. We do not have IT support on site and you are responsible for ensuring the IT provision is sufficient and that you are comfortable with using it. We also ask that the space is left tidy, and as you found it at the end of your booking, with any furniture that has been moved returned to its original location. QMUL Catering can be ordered to the space and will drop off/collect accordingly.
Access RequestsIf you require swipe card access to Empire House for frequent room bookings, requests can be submitted via the following Access Request Microsoft Form and will be reviewed by the DERI Team. Note, swipe card access to Empire House is not typically allocated for a one-time room booking.
If you need access to DERI for other purposes, please complete the form noted above, noting the reason access is required, and this will be reviewed by the DERI Team.
To Book a Basement RoomRooms available to book in the basement floor of Empire House can be accessed through the outlook calendar, an invitation can be sent to the room to check availability, or you can use the calendar to see if the room is busy. The rooms are listed as: [Room] Wht-Empire-PB.1,2,3,4,5,6.7
Floor Room no Capacity
Basement PB 1 2
Basement PB 2 2
Basement PB 3 2
Basement PB 4 3
Basement PB 5 7
Basement PB 6 4
Basement PB 7 10 Booking rooms through outlook calendar:When you create your diary invitation, click on