The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society has unveiled details of the expansion at the Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral Park.

An additional multi-million pound event space, the Dr E F Logan Hall, will be available to hire from June this year. The new purpose-built event space has 5,500 square metres of clear span and dividable sections, which can accommodate a range of events including exhibitions, conferences, festivals, gala dinners and launch events.

Future features will also include a retractable covered walkway between both event spaces facilitating internal movement throughout the venue, allowing Eikon to host large scale events. The indoor space of the venue when linked will now be equivalent to three full size football pitches in excess of 10,500 square metres.

Theresa Morrissey, commercial and financial director at Eikon Exhibition Centre, commented: “The expansion of the Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral Park is testament to the success of events that the venue has attracted since its launch in 2015. Many of the existing and new event organisers have been asking for supplementary event space to grow their portfolios and I’m delighted to say that we can now accommodate them at the venue.”

The Eikon Exhibition Centre offers a range of services and facilities to help with the running of any exhibition or event, including free car parking for 4,000 vehicles, premium catering options and superfast broadband. The team behind the Eikon Exhibition Centre also runs its own events, which include Balmoral Show, the agri-food event in Northern Ireland.

The development and expansion of the Eikon Exhibition Centre has been overseen by the team behind the historical Belfast venue, the King’s Hall Complex.