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Re: Convention centre

Renders of the new Celtic Manor Convention Centre have been unveiled

Newport\'s Celtic Manor Resort has unveiled the images for its international convention centre.

The Wales International Convention Centre is set to create 150 extra jobs once it is complete.

It will have the capacity for about 4,000 people and is due to open in summer 2018.

It will be built over three floors on land next to junction 24 of the M4 and cover more than 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft).

Newport City Council granted the project planning permission in earlier this month.

Celtic Manor Resort chief operating officer Ian Edwards said: \"It will bring enormous economic benefits to the cities of Newport and Cardiff and the wider surrounding region.\"

Must say, it looks fairly impressive

Re: Convention centre

A worthy addition to the Cardiff Capital Region

Indeed - and that for me is the main thing. As well as adding a very important facility in Newport itself, and to Wales as a whole, if we are all to think of the wider South East Wales area as part of this Cardiff Capital Region it's important for some of the important infrastructure and facilities like this to be in places other than the city of Cardiff.

Possibly hotels, restaurants etc in Cardiff could benefit from this anyway, but could it also result in one or two more hotels being built in Newport ?

What it will do is poke Cardiff City Council in the eye. Maybe there is room for another convention centre in Cardiff aimed at a slightly different market, who knows, but they need to work far more quickly than they are in getting to the point that they can convince the private sector to come and build one.

Re: Convention centre

This looks like a class act.

I can't imagine any pulse being detectable in the metaphorical body of a Cardiff convention centre if this is going to be built by 2018.