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Bisset Adams

Blackpool Wintergardens

Ensuring the Winter Gardens are accessible for all seasons

Direct Access has been part of the Bisset Adams architectural consortia responsible for the £25m redevelopment of iconic Blackpool Winter Gardens. The new venue will house a conference hall for 2,000 delegates and a 130,000 sq ft exhibition hall with break-out spaces and catering facilities. The new building will be directly linked to both the Empress Ballroom and the Opera House to form a flexible venue with joint capacities of up to seven thousand.

This involved:

  • Undertaking the role of Access Consultant in the Design Team
  • Point of call for Architects
  • Frequent evaluation of plans / direction
  • Stakeholder meetings – policy and direction
  • Design Team Input
  • Product Specification
  • Future proofing, beyond compliance to ensure Best Value
  • Liaison with local Disabled User Groups – relaying back to Blackpool Council
  • Design Teams / Stakeholder

Direct Access provide an excellent service, giving thorough, helpful and knowledgeable assessment and advice. They are proactive and reliable.

James Beadnell – Bisset Adams