Hilson Moran has been appointed as the building services and sustainability consultant for the new Wales International Convention Centre at The Celtic Manor in Newport. It will also be undertaking vertical transport, fire engineering and security consultancy on the project.
Designed by Scott Brownrigg, the convention centre is expected to attract major events from across the world – it will include a state-of-the-art auditorium, exhibition hall and associated facilities, and will have capacity for around 4,000 delegates, making it the largest facility of its kind in Wales and the south west of England.
With a total capacity in excess of 20,000 sq m (215,280 sq ft), the main auditorium will hold 1,300 delegates with the flexibility to divide into smaller spaces. A separate main exhibition hall will stretch to 4,000 sq m (43,056 sq ft) and will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 guests for a gala dinner.
John Deasy, Commercial Director at Hilson Moran, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as part of the project team to design and deliver Wales’ International Convention Centre. This is a monumental project – we really look forward to helping create a lasting contribution to the local area.”
The International Convention Centre is scheduled to complete in 2018.