ACC Liverpool pushes forward £45m exhibition centre project

Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool is to put
proposals for a new £45m exhibition centre to its owners, the city council. ACC
Liverpool tells conference-news
it has concluded an initial feasibility study on the King’s Dock site and the
board is ready to take the project to the next
stage.

The level of events business “has encouraged ACC
Liverpool to investigate options for continued expansion to widen the venue’s
scope, attracting additional business and revenue to the region,” the venue
says.

ACC Liverpool chief executive Bob Prattey tells conference-news: “Options for expanding
ACC Liverpool’s capacity are being discussed and the initial feasibility study
has encouraged us to move to the next phase of exploring funding
options.”

The development is expected to include three, 2,700sqm exhibition
halls.

Prattey says the size of the development would allow
bigger conferences and events to be staged and open the doors to the stand-alone
exhibition market.

The company expects to have provided around 200
conference centre event days, with more than 71,500 delegates in attendance, by
its year end in March 2010.

On the Arena side of the business the number of
attendees is estimated at 615,000 for the year.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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