Lilleshall invests £6.9m converting training centre for conferences

Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Telford, a Centre of Excellence and dedicated training centre for many of the UK’s elite athletes, has been transformed into a conference, meeting and exhibition venue following a £6.9m investment programme funded by Sport England.

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, former residence of the Duke of Sutherland, can host between eight and 360 delegates, offering a choice of 13 conference and meeting rooms. The venue also has a 166-seat lecture theatre, exhibition hall, and four-star campus style accommodation. Teambuilding opportunities are also offered.

The renovation work has seen the Queens Hall accommodation undergo a complete refurbishment, now offering space for up to 50 guests adding to other conference accommodation in Kent Hall for up to 92 guests. Ford Hall, the centre’s largest meeting and event space, has been transformed into a conference venue for larger meetings, dinners and exhibitions.

“This investment is fantastic for the region and has transformed Lilleshall into a unique conference and meeting venue, offering a wonderful  setting for events and exhibitions of all sizes,” says Sarah Bird,  Business Tourism Manager for Meet Telford & Shropshire, the convention bureau for the county.

Zoe Dixon, Head of National Centres, Sport England, says: “We are currently planning a number of Taster Days, which will provide corporate clients and agencies with the opportunity to have an exclusive preview of the facilities on offer here at Lilleshall, including a tour of the venue and an opportunity to experience the range of activities available here.”

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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