Convention Centre Plans Take Shape

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The Celtic Manor Resort has confirmed major plans to expand its world-class business and conference facilities, with the addition of a brand new International Convention Centre for Wales scheduled to open in 2018.

Designed to attract major events from across the world this will rival any convention facility in Europe, with its state-of-the-art auditorium, main exhibition hall and associated facilities with capacity for around 4,000 delegates, making it the largest facility of its kind in Wales or the south west of England.


We have appointed the renowned architects, Scott Brownrigg, to design the new centre and you can see some of their computer generated images of how the centre will look within this article.



-          4,000 delegates

-          20,000 sq m total floor space

Exhibition/ Conference Hall

-          4,000 sq m of pillar-free space

-          2,700 for Gala Dinner

-          Flexible and divisible into six sections


-          1,500-seat tiered auditorium

Syndicate Meeting Rooms

-          13 flexible and divisible syndicate rooms

-          Capacity for 800 diners in largest room (900 sq m)

-          Capacity for 1,750 theatre style across these rooms


Breakout areas

-          Variety of versatile breakout areas from main hall, auditorium and syndicate rooms

-          Spacious atrium and lobby spaces

-          Outdoor terraces and adjacent woodland

-          Generous entrance piazza with breakout and conference potential

Parking and Access

-          Underground parking for 700 cars with direct access to convention centre reception

-          Dedicated loading areas with bays for 3 artic lorries to Main Hall

-          Excellent access just two minutes from Junction 24 of the M4 motorway.



The Celtic Manor Resort recognises its responsibilities to the environment and is committed to building a Convention Centre sensitive to its locality. The centre will be built to maximise energy efficiency and incorporate dedicated external spaces, making the most of the adjacent woodland and excellent views. Meeting rooms and breakout areas will benefit from extensive natural daylighting.

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Paul Williams
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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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