ExCeL London gets green light for expansion

Volterra are delighted to see the expansion of ExCeL London receive planning approval.

An additional 25,000sqm of premium event space will be delivered at ExCeL London, increasing overall floorspace at the venue by 25%.

This expansion will allow ExCeL London to continue to host the biggest and best events, attracting visitors from all over the world to the venue in the Royal Docks, Newham, London. This will provide a boost to the economy of the local area, and support the UK’s effort to continue to be one of the leading destinations for conferences, exhibitions and events in the post-COVID world.

The events industry has been a key part of the UK government push for economic growth in recent years. ExCeL London will now be better placed to help ensure that new events are attracted to UK venues.

As well as providing quality events space, investment will be made in greenery along the dock edge, improved landscaping, and a new pocket park.

Volterra are proud to have been part of the team to help make the economic case for the expansion. As part of this, we found that the expansion would support around 115 jobs. Many of these jobs are likely to go to Newham residents, which is particularly beneficial given the recent high unemployment and claimant count figures.

We are pleased to see the expansion of ExCeL London get the green light, and are looking forward to seeing construction begin in 2022!

To find out more please visit: https://www.excel.london/news/excel-london-secures-approval-for-expansion-to-its-world-class-venue

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