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Expansion: Design & Specs

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The gross area of the convention centre expansion will be almost 1.2 million square feet. The major components are the Burrard Landing facility, parkade, marina support, retail and loading bus staging.

Expansion will create an additional 361,600 square feet of exhibit space, meeting space, ballroom space and a signature room. The VCEC currently has 133,000 square feet of function space, bringing the total function space available to 494,600 square feet. A summary of the function space is set out in the table below.

The site and design address the top priorities of event organizers – building access, arrangement of spaces, adjacencies, traffic separation, loading efficiency and flexibility of spaces. It also addresses a number of deficiencies in the existing facility that have been ongoing issues with clients. These include limited access, loading facilities and overlapping traffic flows.

Function Space Summary
Function Space
Existing
(ft2)
Expansion
(ft2)
Combined Facility
(ft2)
Exhibit Space
91,000
230,900
321,900
Meeting Space
25,000
75,700
100,700
Number of Meeting Rooms
20
53
73
Signature Ballroom Space
17,000
55,000
72,000
Total
133,000
361,600
494,600

 

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