Bella Center Copenhagen announced plans to invest millions in the construction of new congress facilities. The initiative will accommodate the ever-growing interest in Copenhagen as a congress destination while ensuring that Scandinavia’s largest congress center remains among the world’s elite venues.
As the international congress market continues to boom, the world’s leading congress cities – including Copenhagen – have already expanded or are in the process of expanding congress capacity to meet the growing demand.
One of the first steps involved in the construction of the new congress hall is securing preliminary approval of a new local plan for the area surrounding Bella Center – BellaKvarter Nord – by the City of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Committee in early May, after which the public hearing process can begin.
Pending approval of the plans for a larger and more advanced Bella Center Copenhagen, the city can look forward to expanded congress capacity within just a few years’ time – and, by Allan L. Agerholm’s estimates, increased revenue from congress-related activities amounting to DKK 600m-700m per year in the capital region.
The venue is planning a total expansion of approximately 14,000 m2, which includes a large congress hall with capacity for 7,000 seated guests – the largest of its kind in Northern Europe – and an additional 7,000 m2 of flexible facilities. Upon completion in late 2020, Copenhagen will be able to welcome more, and significantly larger, congresses than at present.