Work is near completion on Guildford’s new entertainment venue.
The venue, which is yet to be named and due to officially open in autumn 2011, will offer a 1,000-seat or 1,700 standing capacity auditorium, a studio space, two function rooms, five seminar rooms, bars and catering facilities.
Willmott Dixon Construction was appointed by Guildford Borough Council to build the new events space, which was a former 1962 Civic Hall Building. The original building was outdated and no longer met current and future standards and demands, it closed in January 2004.
Work is also underway on a new £60m Radisson hotel adjacent to the entertainment venue. The four-star hotel is to have 185 rooms, two restaurants and two bars and conference and banqueting facilities.
Conference Desk Guildford’s Diana Roberts says: “The new spaces will considerably add to Guildford’s event space offering.”