SMG Europe will operate a new arena, conference and exhibition centre in NewcastleGateshead, Gateshead Quays (pictured), due to open in 2023. The complex, developed by Ask Real Estate and PATRIZIA UK, includes 6,300m2 of conference and exhibition space together with additional 2,800 m2 of flexible meeting space. Extensive public realm will link all buildings including a 12,500-capacity indoor arena, hotels and restaurants.
The site for the new £260m waterfront complex on Gateshead Quays is being hailed as one, if not the most, truly exciting events settings in the UK. Located directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge on the banks of the River Tyne and at the heart of Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, the scheme will nestle in between Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art whilst being minutes from Newcastle City Centre.
Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau said: “Adding to our already outstanding business events offer of venues and hotels, our accessible location this is realising our long-held ambitions to be able to host major national and international events which align to the business and research strengths of our region and the UK government’s industrial strategy.”