Hillhead 2024 will mark the launch of the renamed Showground Pavilion. Previously known as the Main Pavilion and extended for the 2024 event, the area will now be home to more than 180 exhibitors, creating more than 1,300 sq m of additional indoor space.
According to the show’s organiser, QMJ Group, this extension will help to offset some of the space lost in the Registration Pavilion, which is being slightly reduced in size following visitor feedback. This will also shorten the walk for visitors into the showground and create space for a dedicated exhibitor entrance structure.
“For the last few shows, we have been unable to meet the demand for internal space and with the Registration Pavilion at capacity, it made sense to extend the Showground Pavilion,” said event manager Harvey Sugden.
“The structure will also house the newly designed Hillhead Café, which has been relocated to the centre of the site and will offer a wider range of refreshments as well as an outdoor terraced seating area and a networking lounge serving fresh barista coffee.”
Mr Sugden added, “We are also pleased to announce that we will be upgrading our air-conditioning provision in both structures and will be working with a new supplier, Watkins Hire.”
Targetted at the quarrying, construction and recycling industries, Hillhead will return from 25 to 27 June 2024 at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, the UK.