GL events is a global player in the world of venues, boasting a diverse portfolio of 50 venues throughout 27 major business and tourism destinations throughout Europe, South America, Asia and South Africa.

Here in the UK, GL events is a partner at Evolution London, formerly Battersea Evolution. It is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of this dynamic, purpose-built semi-permanent venue, which offers a unique events space within Battersea Park, in the heart of London.

For 20 years, GL events UK has been instrumental in the development of the Evolution London site and structure which was, until 2019, a temporary events space, installed for 10 months of the year before being dismantled and recreated the following year.

The popularity of the venue, as well as growing demand to hold events year-round with wider potential, led to the granting of planning permission to develop the space. Evolution London will now be a permanent, more sustainable fixture over the next four years.

Today, the brand new expanded and improved Evolution London offers an incredibly flexible, versatile and functional 5,650sqm, 8m-high blank canvas. Latest additions include an even more welcoming entrance with new floor-to-ceiling glass panels, as well as upgraded lighting, better production facilities, enhanced layout opportunities and improved facilities throughout.

Having historically hosted a portfolio of spectacular, high-profile events including the Sport Industry Awards and The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival, Evolution London can be configured and transformed in countless ways to create all kinds of live and televised events, from award ceremonies, dinners and parties, through to conferences, product launches and exhibitions.

The venue offers event producers an unrivalled technical production specification, as well as the ease and convenience of one level load-in, truck parking next to the venue, and the flexibility of a quick and efficient 24-hour build time.


  • 2,000 dinner guests
  • 3,500 theatre capacity
  • 4,000 reception guests
  • 5,000 exhibition visitors

Event space

  • 3,750m2 main venue
  • 300m2 atrium
  • 700m2 mezzanine
  • 8m height
  • Exposed aluminium roof beams
  • 4 sets of glazed entrance doors
  • Generous cloakroom facilities
  • Luxurious bathroom facilities
  • Distributed audio system
  • Outstanding interior and exterior lighting systems

Kitchen and back of house

  • 600m2 lower floor area
  • Mezzanine including client office and crew facilities

GL events’ partner in Evolution London is Smart Group, a dynamic collection of hospitality, catering, venue and event management companies.

Its unique setting, potential for customisation, highest quality specification, practicality and abundance of complimentary outdoor space make Evolution London one of the best venues in the capital.

If you require premium temporary infrastructure for your event, contact us to discuss the endless opportunities to bring your event vision to life!