Scott Brownrigg has won planning consent for a new International Convention Centre at Celtic Manor in south Wales.
Newport City Council voted unanimously in favour of the new 22,700m² development at the resort which held the NATO summit last year and has previously played host to the Ryder Cup.
The new convention centre is close to the existing hotel and will feature a state-of-the-art auditorium, a 4,000m² exhibition hall and associated facilities for around 3,000 delegates. The building has been designed with indigenous Welsh slate to provide a strong visual form to complement the existing hotel as well as the surrounding area.
Neil MacOmish, group board director at Scott Brownrigg said: ‘[The] design will create a memorable visitor experience and provide a lasting contribution to the special place, context and environment, not just of the Celtic Manor Resort but of this part of Wales.’
Celtic Manor Resort chairman Terry Matthews said: ‘We’ve made no secret of our desire to expand our successful business at the Celtic Manor and build on our status as the No 1 conference hotel in the UK. This International Convention Centre will rival any convention facility in Europe and act as a magnet for major events, bringing huge benefits to the Welsh economy.
Work on Wales International Convention Centre will commence onsite at the end of this year and is expected to complete in 2019.