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More info: Savoy Place is a large red brick building on the north bank of the Thames, on a street called Savoy Place. Savoy Hill and Savoy Street run along the sides of the building up to the Strand. In frontof the building is the Victoria Embankment, which is part of the Thames Embankment. From the building there are views over to the South Bank and the London Eye.
The building, completed in 1889, was originally built to serve as an examination hall for the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. The foundation stone at the front of the building was laid by Queen Victoria on 24 March 1886.
On June 1st , 1909, the Institution of Electrical Engineers bought the lease and various alterations were carried out. The building is currently the headquarters for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), formed from the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) in 2006.
Outside the building, there is a statue of the leading Victorian scientist Michael Faraday by the Irish sculptor John Henry Foley.