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Multi million Convention Quarter launches October

By , 30 September 2015, 17:16PM

We are hugely excited to announce that on the 18th October, the stunning £250million Heart of Telford Southwater Convention Quarter is set to officially launch!

This investment is already seeing Telford & Shropshire make its mark and is fast emerging as one of UK’s leading event destinations. This is fantastic news for the conference and incentives industry and will see event planners, delegates and visitors alike benefit from enhanced facilities, services, and experiences. The dramatic design and architecture has transformed the heart of Telford creating an outstanding leisure, business and events offer. The new pedestrianised area has been designed to seamlessly link business, leisure, cultural and events facilities into one compact area.

The International Centre, Telford is at the heart of the new Convention Quarter with 15,000m² of event space together with a range of event venues offering 33 meeting and event rooms. The QE11 Arena provides an outstanding Outdoor arena for events and concerts for up to 6,000 complemented by the 450 acre Telford Town Park with its adventure and outdoor team building and leisure facilities.

Add to that the iconic SW1 building housing a digital library and events spaces, an 11 screen Cineworld IMAX with 3 dedicated conference theatres, a range of onsite hotels, delicious dining with a choice of 10 restaurants and bistros. And if all of this is not enough delegates can some of the best retail therapy in the region at Telford Shopping Centre’s 160 shops or indulge in the provenance and heritage of our area in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge nearby.


And this is only the beginning as Telford’s big investment continues. Telford’s shopping centre has announced a £200million master plan which will transform the centre creating a vibrant shopping and leisure core and work has already begun on phase 1 of this. Telford & Wrekin Council and its partners continue investment in the town with ongoing improvements to its transport and road links and public realm making it easier than ever for delegates to enjoy their journey.

This significant additional investment is set to further enhance Telford and Shropshire’s business offer, with the region destined to become one of the hottest convention destinations in the UK.

Watch out for the new campaign for the Convention Quarter. Meet, Rest and Play tells the story of the Convention Quarter, the transformation of Telford and shares the unique and compact facilities of this emerging UK conference town.

Whether it’s a large scale exhibition, a national convention, creative team building event or wow hospitality occasion, the new Convention Quarter has everything you need for every size and scale of event.