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    De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre set to undergo £2million refurbishment

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    The De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC) on the University Park campus at the University of Nottingham has announced a major refurbishment to begin at the end of January. 

    More than £2million is being invested to reinvigorate the conference facility, which will be unveiled at the end of Spring 2020. The project, which is set to modernise the venue with state-of-the-art design and equipment including an impressive video wall, comes as the conference centre celebrates its 35th anniversary.

    The three month-long refurbishment programme will include the remodelling of the venue’s atrium area creating a collaborative space. The design concept is a subtle celebration of Nottinghamshire and the University’s culture.

    The refreshed meeting rooms and banqueting spaces will enrich delegate experience alongside the installation of cutting edge audio-visual technology. The project will also include featured artwork created by a local Nottingham based artist commissioned in conjunction with the Lakeside Art’s Centre.

    Tom Waldron-Lynch, General Manager of East Midlands Conference Centre, said: “We’re excited to announce the plans for EMCC. We are continually investing in our venue and this refurbishment will ensure that EMCC continues to have an industry leading offer, attracting businesses to the midlands. As well as enhanced event spaces, the work will also see us investing in several facilities as part of our ongoing drive to operate more sustainably, including the installation of new hydration stations throughout the venue, new food and beverage offerings, new breakout spaces, the refurbishing of over 900 banquet chairs and installation of a digital signage package throughout to reduce the need for printing.”

    Set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland, De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre is a modern destination for meetings, conferences, training and business events with 21 flexible event spaces and free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum of 1GB available throughout the venue.

    Adjacent to EMCC is the 202-bed De Vere Orchard Hotel which offers modern stylish bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and gym. Plus, there are eight additional event suites at EMCC’s sister property, De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, 5-minute drive away.

    Guests can also enjoy free access to the state-of-the-art gym and 25m swimming pool at the University of Nottingham’s David Ross Sports Village. Other facilities include a climbing wall and squash and badminton courts, pre-bookable by guests for a small charge.

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    Stuart O'Brien

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