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Brighton Centre to get £1m renovation
VisitBrighton has announced a number of developments for the city 's events spaces over the coming months.
The agency is aiming high for 2010, predicting the return of spend on meetings, incentives, conferences and events.
Darren Johnson, Convention Bureau sales manager, VisitBrighton, said: "Several of our most prestigious venues will look to develop and evolve their meeting, event and conference facilities over the coming year, further enhancing the destination's already substantial MICE product."
‘The Brighton Centre' will spend almost £1million in improvements, including an upgrade to the existing breakout areas, new furniture and furnishings, the addition of alfresco coffee shops and renovation of the Skyline restaurant.
Sussex County Cricket Club will invest £8m over the next two years, in a development designed to drive the club's non-match day events. The first phase, due to be completed by April, will see a new banqueting and conference facility open.
The second phase, planned for 2011, will include rebuilding the South and South West spectator stands, redeveloping the member's pavilioin to increase its capacity and the creating a new café bar and private reception room in the old stables.
For smaller meetings, Brighton Dome and myhotel Brighton will open a fully equipped meeting space for less than 100 delegates in February.
The Thistle Brighton has also recently renovated its meeting facilities, as well as some of its bedrooms, The Promenade Restaurant and The Otium Leisure Club.