A first look at ExCeL's new expansion


The London venue has secured approval for an additional 25,000sqm, increasing its floorspace by 25%.

ExCeL CEO Jeremy Rees says: “This decision is a key moment not just for ExCeL but for our customers and the entire UK events industry. The expansion of ExCeL will ensure that London and the UK remains internationally competitive and a destination of choice for world leading events, for years to come. Moreover, this investment will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our customers by providing opportunities for growth, complimented by a world class guest experience.”

This new investment will deliver an additional 25,000sqm of premium event space, with 12,000sqm of exhibition space on the ground floor, seamlessly integrated into the existing venue. This will be complimented on the upper level with high-end convention space, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and catering facilities. In addition, a substantial  investment will be made in greenery along the dock edge, improved landscaping, and a new pocket park. The extension will increase overall floorspace by 25%, enabling ExCeL’s customers to grow their events in a world class environment.

ExCeL’s ambition is to create the most sustainable development possible and will therefore be targeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of ‘Excellent’ – surpassing the recognised industry standard.