The Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre will be a brand new, purpose built events venue and the first major building development to happen on the Winter Gardens complex since construction of the Opera House in 1939.

The design will include two floors plus a mezzanine and offer direct linkages into the Empress Ballroom, Opera House and Empress Buildings.

The project will also involve refurbishment of facilities within the Empress Ballroom and Opera House. Handover to the venue's operators Blackpool Entertainments Centres Limited is expected August 2019.

On these pages you can see images of how the new centre will look and also construction to date (late Summer 2018). Further updates will be added. 


Enquiries about events at the new centre should be made direct to the Winter Gardens - click here for more details.

The Winter Gardens Trust was set up to raise awareness of the significance of the spectacular grade II* listed Blackpool Winter Gardens and to support its repair and restoration.

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