Warwick Conferences has announced its new £5.3m venue on the University of Warwick campus will be known as The Slate.
The 650sqm blank canvas space is expected to welcome its first corporate client – a financial company – in early December.
The Slate was chosen as the name of the new venue due to its association with natural materials and an ecological approach, which fits with the BREEAM standards of the building architecture. Management says it also conveys a sense of a place where clients can make their mark.
Rachael Bartlett, head of sales and marketing at Warwick Conferences, says: “We are thrilled to finally reveal The Slate as the name of our new venue. The name perfectly represents the premise behind the venue – a sustainable and highly flexible blank canvas space, which can be adapted in whichever way is necessary to provide the exact experience a client is looking for.
“The response to the new venue has been fantastic with over £11.5m worth of enquiries, which just goes to show the level of demand for a high capacity, high quality and flexible facility such as this in Central England. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first corporate client in December and working with them to realise their vision in our new contemporary space.”
The Slate will have capacity for 400 delegates seated and is available on an exclusive use basis.
Warwick Conferences is based on the University of Warwick campus and its venues include Scarman, Radcliffe, Arden and Conference Park, all of which accommodate both day and residential events.
No danger, it seems, of the new space being named ‘Meeting McMeetingspaceface’.