London Convention Centre to ask city hall for $500K of $1.5M upgrade project
The London Convention Centre is set to make a request from city hall for half a million dollars.
A report headed to Tuesday’s corporate services committee meeting shows officials are asking for money from London’s new hotel tax to help fund the facility’s $1.5-million renovation.
The renovation plans focus on updating the Convention Centre’s second floor this summer.
Officials say there’s general updating that needs to be done for the 25-year-old building, as well as a reconfiguration of the second-floor space and the creation of a signature “wow” space for high impact events.
To stay competitive, a 2012 study suggests creating more “crush space” outside the ballroom, moving second-floor bathrooms, creating more flexible meeting spaces, making the north-entrance more appealing, and adding some sound proofing.
The London Convention Centre already has approval to spend $1 million in capital reserve money on the project, and is looking to the city for the rest of the cash.
The 25-year-old structure on York Street underwent a $5-million renovation that wrapped up back in 2016, which focused on reconfiguring the building’s first floor.
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