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Cheltenham MP calls for new conference venues


Dec 30, 2009 | News

A liberal democrat MP in Cheltenham has called for the city to develop a new conference centre.

Martin Horwood, writing for thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, said that although there are plenty of venues in Cheltenham, the city needs a "creative centre" to form a hub for performing arts.

He proposed a number of potential sites for the venue, which he said would double as a community centre and conference space.

The Quadrangle next to the Town Hall was his priority option, while he also suggested the old Odeon.

"If Cheltenham Borough Council decides it no longer wants to build a single-purpose new council office, perhaps it could help to build something commercially attractive incorporating a new arts and conference centre, and use the venue for council meetings," he suggested.

In related news, the owners of The O2 arena, AEG, are finalising plans to build a new conference and events space next to the iconic venue in Greenwich.
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