Aberdeen builds angular momentum with events destination
August 8 2019
Aberdeen City Council have formally unveiled The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), said to be the largest new entertainment complex in Europe.
With a main arena capacity of 12,500 the centre positions the city as a conference, exhibition and concert hub spread across three further halls, multi-purpose conference rooms and nine meeting rooms.
Completing the mix are two on-site hotels with their own range of bars and restaurants connected by mezzanine link and a basement car park.
Lying below a flightpath the project carried onerous acoustic criteria with challenging geometries brought about by a complex roof profile.
Costed at £333m the development sits to the immediate west of Aberdeen International Airport at Bucksburn, connecting directly to the newly completed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
TECA’s energy needs are provided for by a modular energy centre employing combined cooling, heat and power technology.
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “The opening ceremony marks the conclusion of an ambitious project – but is just the start of the journey for a complex that is unrivalled in Britain and will be the envy of cities across Europe. “
The project was delivered in partnership with Henry Boot Developments with Robertson Group serving as main contractor and Keppie Design as delivery architect. Concept designs were undertaken by Sasan Bell.