Blackpool Winter Gardens conference and exhibition centre

Blackpool's new conference and exhibition centre

A new £25m conference and exhibition centre is being built at the Blackpool Winter Gardens

The new centre is to be built on the site of the former car park on Leopold Grove with refurbishment works also unveiling the full exterior of the outside of the Empress Ballroom for the first time in years.

The development will include:

  • A two floor plus mezzanine new build complex providing ground floor capacity for circa 430 delegates, first floor capacity for 1,200 delegates
  • Direct linkages into the Empress Ballroom, Opera House and Empress Buildings bringing fantastic historical spaces into greater business tourism use which in turn takes conferencing capacity to around 7,000 delegates
  • Refurbishment of facilities within the Empress Ballroom and Opera House to include upgrades of the ballroom entrance foyer and east external elevation, upgraded audio visual and air conditioning, basement reconfiguration and upgrade of existing kitchen facilities

The new conference and exhibition centre is due to open in 2019.

For more information visit the Winter Gardens website