The new Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre will offer a very different experience for event organisers and delegates alike when it opens its doors in 2020.
This £28 million, state-of-the-art development has been expertly designed so that it seamlessly integrates with the famous Winter Gardens complex, creating a hub of 12 distinct venues offering almost five acres of connected conference, meeting, event and exhibition space, with the capacity to accommodate up to 7,000 delegates.
With an impressive 2,400sq metres of dedicated space set over two floors and equipped with the most advanced audio and visual technology, the new build adds a contemporary twist to the Winter Gardens site. It is capable of meeting all your requirements, offering great flexibility for events large and small.
First opened in 1878, the Winter Gardens features some of the UK’s most distinctive and distinguished event spaces including the world-famous Empress Ballroom, iconic Opera House, and the Olympia Exhibition Hall and has an acclaimed heritage of hosting internationally-recognised political party conferences and other major events.
The original Winter Gardens buildings are themselves 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.