The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has given the go-ahead to start construction on the expansion to Las Vegas Convention Center.
The board of directors has approved the guaranteed maximum price agreement, granting permission for the development to break ground.
Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO, said: “This is an incredibly important and exciting time, not just for the LVCVA but for the entire destination. With today’s approval, we’re delighted to join a boom in development that’s on a scale that we haven’t seen in more than a decade.
“We’ve been the No. 1 trade show destination in North America for 24 consecutive years, but we must continue to be innovative and upgrade our offerings if we’re going to maintain that top spot.
“This expansion and renovation is our commitment to our clients and our community to foster growth and continue to deliver the excellent service and amenities that have made Las Vegas the world’s premier destination.”
The LVCCD Phase Two expansion project will feature stunning design, cutting-edge technology and contemporary meeting and working spaces. It will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention centre facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space.
Late last year, the LVCVA’s board of directors finalised the selection of tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to provide design services for the expansion.
The project will allow the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to pursue new business opportunities while also growing the shows currently taking place in the destination.