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University of Edinburgh plans £9m conference facility extension

John McIntyre Centre refurbishment will add new Pentland conference suite

University of Edinburgh plans £9m conference facility extension
University of Edinburgh plans £9m conference facility extension

The University of Edinburgh plans to extend its main conference facilities by September.

The £9m refurbishment of the John McIntyre Centre will see the addition of a new Pentland conference suite, with capacity for 350 delegates theatre-style, with four break-out rooms for 250, two boardrooms and a flexible lounge area.

There will also be an open-air terrace with views of Arthur's Seat, and a new restaurant seating up to 650.

The venue will be run by the university's conference, catering and events business Edinburgh First.

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