Halifax convention centre to open in late 2017

The new Halifax Convention Centre is expected to open at the end of next year, following a revised construction schedule from the venue.

Halifax Convention Centre: reopening next year
Halifax Convention Centre: reopening next year

The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one million sqft, mixed-used development constructed by Argyle Developments. The centre includes a hotel, financial tower and retail space, and is the largest integrated development project in the province's history.

Argyle Developments has advised that it will achieve substantial completion by August 2017, with an opening now planned for December 2017. 

The revised construction schedule is the result of design amendments. Joe Ramia, president and CEO of Argyle Developments said: "The public engagement process that resulted in a complete redesign of the Nova Centre has made for a better project, however it has also impacted approval processes and the construction timeline."

The change to the construction schedule impacts 22 national and international events booked in 2017 as well as local clients. Impacted clients have been notified and steps are underway to work on alternative arrangements and the centre says that despite the change in the schedule, preparations to open and operate the new venue remain well underway. 

Carrie Cussons, acting president and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre said: "We know the new Halifax Convention Centre will deliver an unforgettable event experience for our guests and make our community proud," said "We will continue with our sales efforts while ensuring our team is ready to open and operate."

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