Aberdeen conference centre breaks ground
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July 6 2016
Henry Boot Developments and Keppie Design are spearheading the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre which is being built on the site of the former Rowett Research Institute to help draw major artists and events to the city.
Council leader Jenny Laing said: "The City of Aberdeen is currently undergoing one of the largest regeneration programmes in its history and it is fantastic that work has now started on the AECC which is a key part of Aberdeen City Council's overall Strategic Infrastructure Plan.
"The new venue will ensure that Aberdeen retains events such as Offshore Europe which brings £140million to the local economy, and the significant economic benefits they bring, while securing new events for the city. It will provide a step change for the future by providing a modern and fit-for-purpose facility, which will be the most sustainable of its kind in the UK.”
Offering four times the exhibition space of the existing AECC alongside a 12,500 capacity arena the new facility should be open for business by 2019.
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