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Blackpool's new £30+ million conference and event venue opens its doors

Blackpool’s new venue opens its doors

Blackpool’s new £30m Winter Gardens Conference and Event venue has finished construction and will welcome delegates this year.

The centre provides 2,400sqm of event space to accommodate 2,000 visitors over two floors which, when integrated with the wider Winter Gardens complex, creates an overall delegate capacity of 7,000.

The modern venue also aims to offer exceptional broadband fibre connectivity, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and environment management technology.

An undercover loading bay with capacity for two articulated trucks enables exhibits and scenery to be unloaded straight into the conference centre or onto the back of the Opera House stage, while a heavy-duty vehicle lift can carry a four-tonne fully loaded transit van to the upper floors.

Michael Williams, managing director of the Winter Gardens, said: "We are incredibly proud that our new conference and exhibition venue is one of its kind in the North. It's a purpose-built venue that offers the latest in AV technology and event space, complemented by an expert team that will ensure any conference or exhibition hosted here is an outstanding experience for delegates.

 "While the conferencing and events sector is competitive, we are already seeing a healthy demand for the new conference centre, and our pipeline of enquiries is strong."