The new venue for the members club will span six floors of a grade II listed building on Langley Street. It will comprise an all-day dining public restaurant, the Reading Room - a bookshop with more than 1,000 titles, The Fix, an space spread across two floors for meetings; The Impact Space, which will house ‘high impact social businesses’; and a rooftop restaurant and terrace.
It marks a return for The Conduit, which was previously located in Mayfair and which closed just two years after it launched.
“We were inspired by the Mercers’ Company’s philanthropic values and wanted to work with an incredibly professional institution deeply committed to positive change,” says Paul van Zyl, chief creative officer at The Conduit.
“Also, when considering the rebirth of The Conduit, choosing the right location was key – there is such a strong feeling of community, creativity and entrepreneurship here on the Estate and within the neighbourhood, and we couldn’t be more excited to have it as the location of our new home. Based on the impact of Covid, The Conduit is now needed more than ever and we look forward to reconvening and re-energizing our community of members in Covent Garden.”
The Conduit was founded in 2018 with the belief that community and cross-sector collaboration are key to finding solutions to some of the challenges facing the world today.