Blackpool’s stunning new Conference & Exhibition Centre is open for business.
This purpose-built venue offers a completely different experience for event organisers and delegates.
The £30m development has been expertly designed so that it seamlessly integrates with the historic Winter Gardens complex, creating one of the largest venues of its kind in the north of England.
Built on the site of a former car park, the scheme was facilitated by £15m of funding from the Government’s Growth Deal, which is managed by the Lancashire Economic Partnership, almost £3m from the Coastal Communities Fund and the remainder from Blackpool Council.
It is the first major building development at the historic Winter Gardens complex since the construction of the Opera House in 1939 and represents a masterclass in bringing together the old and the new.
With an impressive 2,400sq metres of dedicated space set over two magnificent floors and equipped with cutting-edge audio and visual technology, the new build adds a unique contemporary twist to the Winter Gardens site providing total flexibility for large and small-scale events.
Together, it creates a hub of 12 distinct venues offering almost five acres of connected conference, meeting, event, and exhibition space.
With the original Winter Gardens buildings also enjoying a multi-million pound upgrade with a new air-conditioning system, improved digital connectivity and extensive refurbishments to restore it to its original splendour, there has never been a better time to take a fresh look at all that Blackpool has to offer.