Check out selection of exciting new and remodelled spaces to consider for your next event.
Cuckney House | Sherwood Forest
Set in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the Welbeck Estate is one of the great traditional landed rural estates and the country seat to a succession of Dukes of Portland. A new venue, Cuckney House, is set to open on the estate, providing an intimate location for a multiple day event. Located in a secluded woodland with manicured grounds, Cuckney House is best known for having starred in the 2014 multi-award-winning film Testament of Youth, a coming-of-age story set during World War I. The house comes with a refurbished tennis court, giant garden chess set, outdoor table tennis, vast outdoor kitchen terrace with two gas barbecues, wood-burning pizza oven and hot tubs for later, and a stunning kitchen garden. Inside is a dining room seating up to 28 people, a games room, a grand function room.
Marine Lake Events Centre | Merseyside
Taking the place of the old Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, the Marine Lakes Event Centre will be a £73 million complex in Merseyside. There’ll be plenty of space for largescale events here, with a 1,200-seat theatre and 2,400-capacity conference space planned. The site will also hold a series of offices, meeting rooms, restaurants, and production facilities. Once the building works are fully complete the MLEC is expected to bring more than 500,000 visitors to Southport each year. Gardiner.com
Westley Centre | Malton
A large Grade II* historic building in the heart of the market town of Malton, North Yorkshire, has received a major funding boost for its ongoing transformation to secure its future. As part of the government’s Levelling Up programme, the project has received £370,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, administered by North Yorkshire Council.
It is the largest such grant for a capital project so far awarded from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in North Yorkshire.
The restoration and re-ordering of the historic building will feature state-of-the-art facilities, complete with a flexible 600-seat auditorium, one of the largest such spaces in Ryedale.
Paul Emberley, Trustee and Wesley Centre Development Lead said: “It’s an exciting milestone for Malton after many years of work to help realise our vision, particularly for the benefit of the wider community. So far, we’ve secured total investment funding for the scheme of almost £2 million – which is testament to the confidence that major funders have in our overall vision.”
West Bar | Sheffield
West Bar is a £300 million development that is transforming a gateway site in Sheffield to provide one million sq. ft of mixed-use space, some of which will be event space, though it’s unclear exactly how much at this time.
Gordon Aitchison, Director of Investment and Development at Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets, commented: “It’s fantastic to see such momentum at Sheffield West Bar as we continue in partnership with Urbo, Sheffield City Council, and the local community. The delivery of West Bar will provide a vibrant new quarter for the centre of Sheffield; bringing much-needed new homes, jobs, and regeneration. With the need for investment in our UK towns and cities ever-increasing, Legal & General remains committed to using dynamic partnerships to spark regeneration and secure the economic prosperity of socially important schemes.”
The Municipal | Liverpool
The newly opened Municipal hotel in Liverpool has no less than seven different event spaces inside. The largest of these, the Weightman Suite, is a beautifully designed exclusive area to put on an event for up to 56 delegates, and the hotel catering team can provide bespoke menus designed for every occasion. There are also a variety of smaller meeting rooms available, which can be used as either breakout rooms, or event spaces in their own right.
New Century Hall | Manchester
New Century Hall is back with a bang after being closed for renovations. This venue has a long musical heritage, having hosted the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Lee Lewis. Not to fear though, it’s more than just your run of the mill concert hall! The Main Hall has original mid-century features including a sprung maple dancefloor and wooden panelling. The space has been meticulously restored, leaving it the perfect space for an expo. Alongside state-of-the-art production facilities, bathrooms and kitchens, a technicolour lighting installation spans the room, creating the opportunity for a variety of moods.
Becketwell Arena | Derby
Derby’s new events venue, Becketwell Arena, (worth £45.8 million) has reached a new milestone in its development, with contracts signed this week between Derby City Council, Leeds-based developers St James Securities, and ASM Global. The new 3,500 capacity venue forms phase two of the £200 million Becketwell regeneration scheme, and construction of the building is now well underway. The venue is set to host over 200 cultural and commercial events each year and attract an additional 250,000 visitors to Derby.