ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

Moxley Architects - built by Robert McAlpine
Date Built
Royal Docks
The ExCel describes itself as, " ... the UK's most flexible event space and the home to London's only International Convention Centre," adding that it, "... is the host venue for a variety of events from award winning exhibitions and conferences to international association meetings, product launches, banquets, award ceremonies, sporting events and great days out. .... Situated in a stunning waterfront location, ExCeL London is located in the heart of London's Royal Docks, within easy reach of central London. ....

The venue is part of a 100 acre campus, including 3 onsite DLR stations, easy access to the Jubilee Line and London City Airport, parking for 3,700 cars, six onsite hotels and numerous on-site bars and restaurants."

The facility offers: a conference centre capable of accommodating 1200 delegates; the UK's largest fully-flexible auditorium with a 5,000 delegate capacity; and London's largest banqueting hall capable of hosting 3000 guests.

The commission was awarded following an architectural competition to Moxley Architects.  They say that, "Construction began in April 1999. Phase 1 held its first exhibition in November 2000, and was completed on time and below budget in January 2."

In 2012 the ExCel was the venue for a number of Olympic and Paralympic sports including boxing, fencing, judo, table tennis, weight lifting and wrestling.