Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015

Going to FIT? Pop next door to the newly refurbished Southwater

southwaterAfter a day of capturing leads or making enquiries at next year’s FIT Show, exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of the newly developed Southwater events village that runs alongside the venue, The International Centre in Telford.

The first phase of Southwater completed back in September 2014 totally transformed Telford’s town centre. Now a fully established part of the overall destination, the new development is filled with restaurants and various other entertainment options, all just a short stroll away from The International Centre.

So if you’re looking for the ideal way to meet informally and socialise pre and post FIT Show, why not grab a pizza at Pizza Express? Craving pasta? There’s both a Bella Italia and Zizzi. Or how about everyone’s favourite chicken eatery? That’s right, there’s a Nando’s.

Besides the food and entertainment the architecture is another good reason to visit. Winning big at this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards, the iconic gold-clad Southwater One building was one of five winners of the Excellence in Architecture award while Telford & Wrekin Council won the RIBA West Midlands Client of the Year Award for Southwater One.

The architect behind Southwater One, Rupert Walshe of Associated Architects, triumphed at the awards also, taking home the gong for RIBA West Midlands Project Architect of the Year Award.

The FIT Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on the 12th, 13th and 14th April 2016. Although around 95% of the enlarged exhibition space has been sold, some excellent stands are still available but are continuing to sell fast. Further information is available at