Brighton Centre completes £1m refurbishment

The Brighton Centre has completed a £1m refurbishment installing high speed internet to support events including the TUC and Liberal Democrat conferences.

Brighton Centre completes £1m refurbishment
Brighton Centre completes £1m refurbishment
The venue has upgraded connectivity to 200Mbps which can be increased to 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) when needed.

The new upgrade completes a refurbishment that included a larger entrance and reception area with a new fully glazed front to the building and a re-designed third floor restaurant, offering panoramic views of the seafront.

Other improvements include 4,000 new seats in Auditorium 1, the refurbishment of Auditorium 2, better equipped and re-decorated meeting facilities and break out rooms throughout the centre alongside new signage, furnishings and fittings.

Howard Barden, general manager of the Brighton Centre, said: "It doesn’t matter if it’s a concert, business meeting or political party conference; everyone wants reliable Internet connectivity as this underpins the digital and interactive nature of events in the 21 century.

"This capacity increase allows us to partition sections of our bandwidth and then dedicate that chunk to a specific service such as dedicated Internet for an event. This investment follows on from our extensive refurbishment which was completed at the start of the year and reinforces our position as one of the UK’s leading conference venues."

Lee Wade, chief executive, Exponential-e, added: ‘We are delighted to be working with the Brighton Centre and Exponential-e is proud to be a part of the recent enhancements it has made. We’re seeing a growing number of hospitality venues from The Brighton Centre to major football clubs, recognising the role of technology in enhancing guest and visitor experience."

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