Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard.

The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London’s Grosvenor Square.

The UK Events Awards seek to recognise excellence in events, venues and unique experiences.

Teresa Maguire from the National Space Centre said:

“It has been a fantastic honour for the whole team to receive this award for all their hard work.

This year we have worked with some brilliant international, national and local companies to bring significant business tourism to the region”.

The National Space Centre is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions devoted to space science and astronomy.

The 42m tall building was designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, and opened to the public in June 2001.

Other winners on the night included venues such as The O2 and Manchester Central, as well as Microsoft and Google, who both received awards for exhibitions and events.