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An extensive makeover for our Conference Centre

After many months of work, our new, state-of-the-art Schiller Hall has been completed, offering an inspirational and easily accessible venue for meetings, conferences, trade shows or events. The new-look event hall adds to our existing offering, and expands our Conference Centre facilities by 2,200ft².

The ambitious project saw the construction of a new mezzanine floor and terrace area, new kitchen and catering facilities as well as extended cloakrooms and service accommodation, making the Schiller Hall a perfect venue for dinners, awards or special events. 

Capable of catering for up to 120 delegates, the new event hall also benefits from two additional meeting rooms which can hold up to ten guests apiece and can be converted into one larger room. The newly raised roof floods in natural light, making the central atrium area an ideal area for performances, rehearsals, speaker events, art, film and theatre shows. 

Integrating materials such as zinc and copper, which are present on the roof of the Abbey Church, we have worked hard to create a striking piece of architecture that sits well in its natural surroundings. We look forward to welcoming businesses and event organisers over the years to come.