CTICC East on track for 2017 opening

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The Cape Town International Convention Centre is on track to open its CTICC East expansion in 2017. The construction to CTICC East started in 2014 and the completed expansion will occupy 31,000m² in total. The main facility includes 10,000m2 of conference and exhibition space, sub divisible into six halls (three halls per floor), four meeting suites, five meeting pod rooms and two terrace rooms. Additionally, the new space will include three kitchens as well as a modern sky bridge connecting CTICC West to CTICC East. A tunnel underneath Heerengracht street will connect the two buildings’ service areas. The building will have an integrated modern building management system which will allow for effective control over utility use and harness technology to lower the cost of resources. “The increased capacity will allow us to host even larger events as well as run multiple large-scale events concurrently,” says CTICC Chief Executive Officer, Julie-May Ellingson. The main construction is expected to be completed towards the end of 2016, with commissioning taking place in February and March 2017.