Work has started on a £20million redevelopment of the waterfront in Hartlepool in Co Durham. Plans include  a new visitor attraction, viewing deck and water activity centre plus the creation of a 'Linear Park' around the boundary of the site.

From a meetings and events viewpoint the redevelopment of Hartlepool’s waterfront will also include regeneration of the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. The museum has a wide range of exhibits and is the new home for Rescue Motor Launch 497 – a ship that rescued fallen airmen during the Second World War.

The primary aim of the Hartlepool Waterfront development is to raise the profile of the town and attract more visitors.

From a meetings point of view, the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool has two well-equipped meeting rooms: The Sir William Gray Suite and the Baltic Suite – both boasting views over the HMS Trincomalee and the historic Quayside.

Each room will seat up to 120 delegates theatre style. The Baltic Suite will also subdivide into three equally sized sections.

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool is easily accessible from the A1M and the A19. From there drivers are advised to ‘head for the masts of HMS Trincomalee’ (picture).

Bliss Hotel Southport, part of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, has opened on the Marine Lake waterfront in Southport on Merseyside. The hotel was formerly the Ramada Plaza Southport.

Bliss Hotel Southport is currently undergoing a phased refurbishment. The new-look hotel will feature three new penthouses on the fifth floor plus a 3,000 sq-ft roof garden. The refurbishment extends to the entire Waterfront Development which will also be rebranded on completion.

Bliss Hotel Southport has 133 bedrooms, a restaurant, lounge and fitness centre. Meeting facilities include five fully equipped suites accommodating from two to 300 delegates. 

Bliss Hotel Southport is located alongside the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, a short walk from the town centre of Southport.

The new owners of Bliss Hotel Southport plan to establish the Bliss brand in other coastal locations around the UK over the next ten years; aiming for an overall group strength of around ten properties.

Construction work has just started in Sheffield on building the new £5.5million OEC conference and events venue.

The OEC is a purpose-built events and conference venue located between Napoleons Casino and Owlerton Sports Stadium in Sheffield.

The OEC is designed to house major conferences, large banquets, indoor sporting events and concerts. It is due to open autumn 2019.

The OEC will feature the main Rivelin Suite. This will be a fully adaptable space accommodating up to 500 delegates. The Rivelin Suite will subdivide into three separate suites each accommodating between 100 to 250 people. Four VIP hospitality boxes will each seat up to 20 people.

The OEC is located in Penistone Road in Sheffield, around a five-minute drive from the centre of Sheffield.

Magazine London is the first new, major large-scale, venue to open in London for the last two decades. It is scheduled to launch in September 2019 on the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking the River Thames and Canary Wharf.

Magazine London will include over 3,200 sq-mt of interior space and will accommodate up to 3,000 people or 1400 people seated. Overall capacity increases to 7,000 people when Magazine London’s outdoor showground is included.

Magazine London will feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology.

Magazine London is aiming to attract awards dinners, major conferences, charity events and product launches.

Magazine London is around a three-minute walk from North Greenwich tube station.

The Standard London is a new hotel scheduled to open in 2019 in King’s Cross in central London.

The Standard London is being developed by the American-based Standard Hotels group which operates five boutique-hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami Beach. The Standard London will be the group’s first venture outside the USA.

The Standard London will be housed in a former council office block, originally built in the 1970’s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall. It sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in Euston Road.

A £20million development plan will see the building converted into a five-star boutique hotel with 266 bedrooms. The Standard London will feature an external lift taking guests from the ground up to the 10th floor - to the hotel’s planned destination rooftop restaurant.

No precise opening date has been published yet.

Aparthotel operator, Staycity, is proposing to build a new WildeAparthotel on Micklegate in York.

The £35million proposed development will include 146 rooms – a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Each apartment will include a kitchenette and will feature the latest in-room technology including a 43-inch flat screen smart TV and touch control panels for lighting and air conditioning. Luxury features will also include an extra-large bed and a rainfall shower.

If the project proceeds the WildeAparthotel will replace three existing buildings on the Micklegate site including a restaurant, a bar and a garage.

A planning application has been submitted to City of York Council and a decision is expected later this year.

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