Floating the conference centre boat in Lancashire

Lancashire and Blackpool Conferences and
Meetings (LBCM), a joint initiative between Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB) and VisitBlackpool, has welcomed the
addition to its venue fold.

Opening in spring, the new conference centre
will float among the reeds in a 106-acre wetlands
reserve which claims to be one of the best sites in the country for seeing
breeding waders, lapwing, whimbrel and the little ringed plover.

The new site will have facilities for up to
130 delegates, a breakout room and offer team-building opportunities on the

Tony Openshaw, Director of Marketing at
Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, said he
is “delighted about what Brockholes has to offer meeting organisers.It really is a unique setting for
an event or conference, a naturally inspiring venue that will wow visitors.”

Conference Sales Coordinator at Brockholes,
Dawn Hooper, said: “The new and unique floating visitor and conference centre is
already attracting a lot of attention and we are very excited about its

She added that low impact buildings
meant the centre would be
carbon-neutral, thanks to initiatives including energy conservation, reduced
water usage, composting and recycling.

The centre has already achieved a
BREEAM (BRE Environmental
Assessment Method) outstanding rating, the first
building of its kind in the UK to receive the

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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