Emirates Old Trafford bridges the gap

In a season that saw Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) clinch the second division title and its Emirates Old Trafford ground host an Ashes Test, a new footbridge has been opened, linking the purpose built conference and events venue, The Point, and the redeveloped Pavilion.
 
Now delegates attending events at The Point or the Pavilion have direct access between each venue via a glass enclosed footbridge overlooking the pitch. Should rain happen to fall in Manchester, they will no longer need an umbrella when crossing between venues.
 
The addition of the bridge, built by William Hare Ltd, is further investment in an historic ground and designed to increase its standing as a business venue.
 
Venue Sales Manager Angela Hodson says: “Once the Pavilion was redeveloped, work commenced with the building of the bridge link. The bridge will allow events to grow as delegates now have easy access to breakout rooms, workshops and syndicate spaces in the Pavilion.”
 
The £7.5m redevelopment of the Pavilion married the building’s heritage with new facilities for use by LCCC members, guests and business delegates.
 
“The Point, which can cater for up to 1,000 seated guests, is now directly connected to a venue that can provide for a further 700 delegates, adding to the venues capacity and flexibility,” says Hodson.
 
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