Warwick Conferences, one of the largest commercial businesses within the University of Warwick, has unveiled its revamped conference and training venue, Radcliffe, after a £6 million refurbishment.
Delivered in three phases, the building has undergone a complete transformation with Midlands-based construction company G F Tomlinson. As well as making the building more eco-friendly, the venue has been rejuvenated to resemble a sophisticated boutique hotel.
“This refurbishment has modernised the venue in-keeping with our energetic brand and promise of ‘anything is possible’,” explains Richard Harrison, head of conference centres. “The interior finish of the venue has been designed to encourage collaboration and synergy amongst delegates through the environment in which they work.
“As we continue to flourish in the conferencing, training and events industry, our venue design will also continue to increase and inspire engagement to elevate organisational performance.”
Radcliffe has seen the renovation of meeting rooms, the restaurant, communal areas and the bar. This follows a successful accommodation refurbishment delivered by G F Tomlinson, which saw its 154 hotel-styled bedrooms revamped.
Andy Sewards, managing director of G F Tomlinson, says: “We’re proud to have delivered this project with the support of local supply chain partners. The site team worked extremely well together, resulting in the scheme being delivered four days ahead of schedule.
“Another key aspect of the scheme was that the rest of the university campus remained fully operational throughout the construction works. G F Tomlinson have extensive experience working in such live environments, where we maintain regular consultation with the facility users, to ensure we minimise the potential for disruption.
“We have really enjoyed working on this extensive refurbishment which has resulted in a much more attractive hotel and conference centre that is eco-friendly and that will provide guests with an inspiring and relaxing environment.”