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December 11 2015

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre wins thumbs-up
Plans to build a exhibition and conference centre in Aberdeen have been approved by councillors, clearing the way for developer Henry Boot and architects Keppie Design to move ahead with the £333m scheme.

The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre will quadruple the exhibition space and more than double the seating capacity of the existing centre in addition to providing a 200-bed hotel and energy centre on the site of the Rowett Research Institute bat Bucksburn.

Richard MacDonald, director of Keppie Design said: “Since our appointment in autumn last year, our committed architectural team have diligently developed the original concept to create a fantastic new facility, which will be one of the leading exhibition concert and conference centres in the world. With today’s good news, we now look forward to realising and delivering this exciting new public project.”

A separate application in principle to build 498 homes and commercial space as well as a recycling centre and park and ride facility on the site of the existing AECC at Bridge of Don.
A six storey hotel will dominate the campus
A six storey hotel will dominate the campus
The centre has been conceived as a series of ripples in the landscape
The centre has been conceived as a series of ripples in the landscape

The planned new main entrance to the complex
The planned new main entrance to the complex

5 Comments

Zaha Hadid
#1 Posted by Zaha Hadid on 11 Dec 2015 at 15:27 PM
Dear Keppies,
Can I have my drawings back please if you are finished with them?
Thanks,
Zaha x
http://c1038.r38.cf3.rackcdn.com/group1/building754/media/bc614b4acf54c5b89078481d07ddae04_rmax.jpg
George
#2 Posted by George on 11 Dec 2015 at 15:52 PM
Is this going to be needed any more?
Cateran
#3 Posted by Cateran on 11 Dec 2015 at 18:51 PM
Yes. Brewdog AGM.
Jamie
#4 Posted by Jamie on 11 Dec 2015 at 23:21 PM
Its hard enough encouraging world class musicians and bands to Glasgow never mind Aberdeen
Ollieman
#5 Posted by Ollieman on 14 Dec 2015 at 12:24 PM
I think this is the development of a Sasan Bell design?

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