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EICC expansion breaks ground in Edinburgh

July 29 2010

EICC expansion breaks ground in Edinburgh
Work has broken ground on an £85m expansion of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

It marks the final phase of the city’s Exchange masterplan and will accommodate a 2,000sq/m hall and 186,000sq/ft of Grade A office space when it completes in 2013.

Designed by BDP the extension comprises an underground extension to EICC with a bespoke moving floor system to allow the main hall to be configured for exhibition, banqueting and arena set ups.

A separate office building occupies airspace above the main hall and boasts a dramatic seven storey high atrium and a 15m cantilever where it overhangs Conference Square.

An entrance pavilion with café and lettable office space links these disparate elements.

1 Comment

Missed Opportunity
#1 Posted by Missed Opportunity on 29 Jul 2010 at 17:17 PM
Shame. The Farrell scheme originally proposed for the site was of a far higher design quality - at least based on this image. Good to see something finally progress, but the quality seems to have suffered in my opinion.

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