The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) has announced a raft of improvements to the venue, including connectivity upgrades.
The programme will see a comprehensive refurbishment of the main entrance foyer, reception and registration areas with works covering ceilings, lighting, furniture, floor surfaces, layout and configuration, the business centre and the establishment of an executive lounge/cafe.
It will also improve connectivity between the ground floor and first floor for Churchill Auditorium events, which will involve replacing the staircase and improving the route to the Pickwick Suite, as well as expanding its overall area and delegate capacity.
The centre will close between late July and early September for the works.
“The QEIICC was constructed to an exceedingly high standard – as a beacon of British excellence, design, ingenuity and craftsmanship – a jewel of the Government of the day,” said the venue’s chief executive officer Mark Taylor.
“All jewels need constant polishing and the QEIICC is no exception. We have worked with specialists to create a masterplan, focusing on the customer experience and on improving the delegate journey through the centre.
“Client feedback has already been extremely positive and I look forward to welcoming the industry to see the ‘new’ centre in the autumn.”
The centre offers 29 conference and event spaces across seven floors, including more than 2,000sqm of exhibition space.
In November, Compass Group UK & Ireland was awarded a five-year catering contract at the venue.
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