Blackpool Winter Gardens conference and exhibition centre

Blackpool's new conference and exhibition centre

A new £28m 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 Conservative Party will host its Spring Forum in the conference centre in 2022. It will be the first time the Conservative Party has hosted a major conference in Blackpool since 2007!

For more information visit the Winter Gardens website 



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