Brunel for business
Mon 30 June 2014, 4:19 pm
Following a £300 million investment, Brunel University recently won the award for Best Business Meeting Venue in the West London Business Awards 2013.
The university offers a range of conference and event facilities for up to 1,500 delegates with accommodation all year round and extended options available at weekends and during the summer months, all on one complex.
Brunel’s deputy commercial director, Rekha Haughton, says: “Brunel is an ideal venue for conferences and events being that it is located next door to Heathrow airport, two miles within M25, M4 & M40 motorways and only 20 minutes from central London by train
“Brunel offers a residential, all encompassing, state-of-the-art conference venue with good options for delegate downtime such as wellness and wellbeing and in a learned environment.”
The 70-bedroom Lancaster Suite hotel on the Brunel complex offers modern, en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and a spa. Thirty of the hotel’s rooms are currently being modernised with the redevelopments set for completion this summer.
For conferences being held during the summer months Brunel has a further 2,500 single en-suite rooms and 400 single standard rooms available from June to mid-September. The campus also houses self-catering apartments, of up to ten bedrooms.
Also available onsite is the Olympic-standard international athletics centre used by the Jamaican Olympic team for training, and open to delegates in conference downtime or to meeting planners for teambuilding events or large exhibitions in the sports hall. The sports park houses a fully-equipped gym and sports courts including badminton, basketball, tennis, squash and netball with personal trainers on hand to maximise the opportunities.
Brunel recently won its bid for a £90k contract with Coca Cola for events and bedrooms at the venue and, while it continues to attract corporate event business, is keen to grow academic and association conference business from both the UK and international destinations.