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The Showroom - YMCA - Commercial Interior DesignersThe Showroom, Lincoln : 2 Years on

Two years have passed since the official opening of The Showroom, Lincoln in 2011. The Showroom was officially opened by Sir Steve Redgrave in 2011 and the former Olympian hero of British sport had some kind words to say about the facilities in place. Sir Steve Redgrave ‘The Showroom is Fantastic’

Since the opening in 2011 the Showroom has exceeded all expectations with positive reviews and an increasing annual throughput to justify the £5 million that was released by MyPlace towards the construction of this world-class youth facility. From a conference perspective, the centre  can cater for a range of events from meetings of 10 delegates, sit down meals for 150, theatre style conferences for up to 250 and festivals for over 400. A number of versatile spaces can be adapted to accommodate meetings, conferences, seminars, dinners, live music events, private parties, weddings and much more.

All the money that is generated by the conference aspect of the centre is reinvested in supporting young people. The centre caters specifically for young people in the activity centre with a climbing wall, sports cage, arcade zone, mini bowling and much more. There is also partnerships in place with the local authority and the local college to help young people with apprenticeships and education at the centre with training in salon and beauty care, catering, music and more.

Macdonald Design were appointed to be the architects for the new project by Lincolnshire YMCA and following the award, they spent time consulting with many different partners and associates across the area, especially young people, to develop the centre. Following months of design and consultation work, a plan was agreed by all partners with construction commencing in the Summer of 2010. The project was completed early in 2011 amid much local fanfare with Sir Steve Redgrave officially opening the project on Monday April 4th, 2011.

Steve Macdonald’s interview on The Showroom

The Showroom official website

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