£1m conference centre for West Cumbria

A new, two-level conference and learning centre is coming to West Cumbria’s Whitehaven harbour side and is expected to open in spring 2017.

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven is developing a £1m facility for hosting quality events. The venue is located near to Sellafield nuclear site, NuGen’s potential Mooreside nuclear site and Britain’s Energy Coast at Westlakes Science and Technology Park.

A new ground floor area of the Beacon’s facility will be capable of accommodating up to 30 people and will feature a curved glass wall allowing for views of Whitehaven’s historic harbour.

The second floor provides a similarly space where management hopes to install a virtual reality resource.

Alan Irwin, business development manager at The Beacon said meetings bookings were already being taken, adding: “This facility will be a first for Whitehaven and we hope it will lead the way for museums in the North of England to develop their business presence in events management. Logistically, all events and conferences will be looked after by our dedicated venue team from start to finish, ensuring a seamless experience and high standard of service is a given within a truly special environment.”

All events will have the facility for catering, with in both house and external catering options available. The conference and learning centre will be fitted with high speed Wi-Fi and multimedia presentation facilities and there is on-site parking.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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