Warwick Conferences has announced its new £5.3m venue on the University of Warwick campus will be known as The Slate. Following completion, the 650sqm blank canvas space will welcome its first corporate client – a financial company – in early December.
The Slate was chosen as the name of the new venue due to its association with natural materials and an ecological approach, which fits with the BREEAM standards of the building architecture. It also conveys a sense of a place where clients can make their mark, reflecting the individuality and flexibility of the space.
Rachael Bartlett, Head of Sales and Marketing at Warwick Conferences, says: “We are thrilled to finally reveal The Slate as the name of our new venue. The name perfectly represents the premise behind the venue – a sustainable and highly flexible blank canvas space, which can be adapted in whichever way is necessary to provide the exact experience a client is looking for.
“The response to the new venue has been fantastic with over £11.5m worth of enquiries, which just goes to show the level of demand for a high capacity, high quality and flexible facility such as this in Central England. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first corporate client in December and working with them to realise their vision in our new contemporary space.”
Offering 650sqm of highly flexible event space with capacity for 350 delegates seated, the new venue will be available on an exclusive use basis so it can be customised to meet individual needs.