Leeds Metropolitan University’s £50m new state-of-the-art conferencing facility, The Rose Bowl, is due to open its doors on 1 April 2009.
The five-storey facility, located behind the City Hall, which has taken its name from the Leeds Met Rose, will be a dedicated conference and events space.
The signature glass building will accommodate up to 600 delegates reception style and 400 theatre-style by linking two lecture theatres. The capacities will make the Well Met brand one of the largest conference venues in the city.
The new development, covering 10,000 square metres of events space in total (750 square metres on the ground floor), will incorporate a number of key environmental features including automatic lighting controls, a combined heat and power unit, and carbon emissions 10 per cent below the statutory level. The Rose Bowl has already gained BREEAM excellence, arguably the most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings.
Business development manager for Well Met Conferencing, Kate Pitcher, says:
“We are really excited about the opening of The Rose Bowl this April as it will add a whole new dimension to the Well Met Conferencing portfolio which already includes Well Met conferencing at Old School Board, Millennium Square and Well Met Headingley Campus.
The venue will also offer 176 underground and 86 over ground parking spaces for visitors.