ExCeL completes phase one of its expansion project (GB)

ExCeL completes phase one of its expansion project (GB)

ExCeL London has completed the first phase of its major expansion project, which is set to add to the venue’s existing world-class conference and exhibition facilities with a 25% increase to its 100,000m² capacity. The 25,000m² expansion at the carbon-neutral venue will create additional state-of-the-art ICC convention facilities, exhibition halls and conference rooms, together with stunning outdoor spaces – all helping to put London at the forefront of the global events industry.


Within the new event space will be 12,000m² of exhibition space on the ground floor, seamlessly integrated into the existing venue. This will be complemented on the upper level with high-end convention space, modern meeting rooms and catering facilities. In line with its current ESG strategy, ExCeL has sought to create the most sustainable scheme possible and will be targeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of ‘Excellent’ – surpassing the recognised industry standard. As with the current venue, the electricity supply will be 100% from renewable sources.


As part of the project, a substantial investment will also be made in the public realm including new greenery along the dock edge, improved landscaping for pedestrians and cyclists, and a new pocket park. The project will also create permanent and temporary employment, both in the construction process – including apprenticeships – but also indirectly once complete. McLaren Construction has been appointed to deliver the next phase of construction works, commencing in January 2023.


Jeremy Rees, CEO of ExCeL, said: “Having completed the first phase of our expansion project on time, we are looking forward to heading into the main construction phase with an experienced and sector-leading project team. Led by customer demand, the expansion to our existing award-winning venue campus will ensure we can continue to put London at the forefront of the global events industry.”

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