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The Barbican invests £2.2m in improvements

The spend comes as part of a much wider investment strategy for the entire centre
12/07/2016

Pictured: Jackie Boughton

The Barbican is set to invest in the region of £2.2 million into improving its facilities during 2016.

Almost £650,000 alone will be invested into the Frobisher rooms and Level 4 of the Barbican after the venue carried out research to advise where best to invest to enhance the delegate and event organiser experience. 

The spend comes as part of a much wider investment strategy for the entire centre as it looks to improve in both business events and the cultural side of the Barbican. 

Jackie Boughton, head of sales at Barbican Business Events, said the changes reflect the growing need for flexible, informal meetings, which require the venue to develop open areas for such meetings, while retaining and updating its traditional spaces.

“Significant investment in the facilities here is essential as we look to continue the Barbican’s growth, especially in the international market,” she said. “Not only will this give several areas a new lease of life but it will significantly add to the quality we already offer with our event spaces and strengthen our position in what is an ever-competitive market.”

Investments include £644k in Frobisher rooms and Level 4, £750k in the Concert Hall, £244k in the Curve Gallery and £589k in the Retail Unit.

The refurbishment process will be ongoing throughout 2016 but work on the Frobisher Rooms is set to be completed in early September.


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