Bournemouth International Centre
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|Bournemouth International Centre|
Exterior of the Bournemouth International Centre, April 2008
|Location||Bournemouth, Dorset, England|
|Owner||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|Inaugurated||16 August 1984|
|Opened||6 September 1984|
|£19.5 million (£60.4 million in 2018 pounds)|
2,500 (Purbeck Hall)|
1,300 (Solent Hall)
4,045 (Windsor Hall)|
1,100 (Tregonwell Hall)
|• Total space||6,982 m2 (75,150 sq ft)|
|• Exhibit hall floor||1,973 m2 (21,240 sq ft)|
|• Breakout/meeting||1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft)|
|• Ballroom||2,748 m2 (29,580 sq ft)|
The Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset, was opened in September 1984. It is one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England. Additionally, it is well known for hosting national conferences of major British political parties and trade unions. At opening it comprised two halls, the Windsor Hall and the Tregonwell Hall.
The venue's Windsor Hall has a concert capacity of nearly 4,100 and is one of the bigger indoor music venues in the UK, often included on the arena tours of major artists. This hall has the largest tensile grid in Europe - a tensioned mesh comprising 30 miles of steel wire hung 40 metres above the stage which can suspend approximately 90 tonnes of weight.
In 1990 the circular Purbeck Hall was added at a cost of £6 million.
The Solent Hall can house exhibitions or hold up to 2,000 people for standing music concerts. As part of a refurbishment costing £22 million this hall replaced the well-known swimming pool and wave machine in 2004.
Managed by social enterprise BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth International Centre is operated alongside its sister venue, The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom.
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