AECC in Aberdeen: Exhibition and Conference Centre

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AECC in Aberdeen

Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bucksburn, North East Scotland, UK – by Keppie Design Ltd

23 Jan 2018
Aloft Hotel at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Design: Cooper Cromar, architects
Aloft Hotel Aberdeen AECC building design
image courtesy of architects
Aloft Hotel Aberdeen AECC

24 Aug 2016

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre News

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre Start on Site
Design: Keppie Design, architects

Henry Boot has reached an unconditional agreement with Aberdeen City Council for its new exhibition and conference centre, allowing Robertson Group to start work on this major new project.

The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) building , which will be funded by the council, received detailed planning permission at the end of 2015.

Located on the 130 acre former Rowett Research Institute site adjacent to Aberdeen International Airport, the scheme will include a 12,500 capacity performance venue, extensive covered exhibition halls, a four-star 200 bed hotel to be operated under the Hilton Hotels brand together with an energy centre and 2,500 parking spaces.

Main contractor Robertson Group has commenced work on site and development completion is expected in the first half of 2019. The Robertson contract will entail site preparation works, including ground and infrastructure works, as well as building the new arena and conference centre and one of the three on-site hotels.

16 Dec 2015

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre Opening

The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre development is now due to be completed in Spring 2019.

The £333 million AECC in Bucksburn was originally expected to be completed in late 2018 but the project was delayed.

Construction is scheduled to begin this July after Aberdeen City Council buys the land.

The new exhibition centre building will replace the existing AECC at Bridge of Don, which is set to become a recycling facility.

Aberdeen City Council spends around £1.3m subsidising the current AECC annually but says the new development will cost it just £100,000 per year. It is claimed an extra 31,000 business tourists to the area each year, who they claim will contribute £11m to the economy.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre Approval
Design: Keppie Design Ltd, architects

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Plans to build a £333m exhibition and conference centre in Aberdeen have been approved by councillors. The developer is Henry Boot and the architects Keppie Design.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

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 at Bucksburn.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

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.”

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

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.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Previously on e-architect:

15 Apr 2015

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

Architects: Keppie Design

Location: Aberdeen, AB23 8BL, North East Scotland

Keppie Design Appointed as Architect for New State-of-the-art Centre

Project Gets Go-ahead from Councillors

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Leading architectural practice Keppie Design has been appointed as architect for the new state-of-the-art Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Aberdeen City Council has recently approved the financial proposals for the development of the new AECC as well as the redevelopment of the site of the existing conference centre.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Councillors backed the £333m project – a joint venture between the Council and Henry Boot Developments – at a full council meeting recently.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Keppie Design Ltd has been selected by Henry Boot Developments as part of the multi-disciplinary team which will deliver the proposed new conference centre at Bucksburn, next to the Rowett Institute, and redevelop the Bridge of Don site which will be vacated once the existing AECC closes.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

The new conference centre will form part of the wider development of the Rowett North Masterplan, just south of Aberdeen International Airport. The masterplan also includes three hotels, an energy centre, an estimated 60,000 square metres of office space and 6,000 square metres of leisure space and open space, parkland, public realm, access routes and car and coach parking.

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Richard MacDonald, director at Keppie, said: “Keppie is thrilled to be architect for this unique project and I look forward to realising the vision of creating a world class facility for Aberdeen.”

New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Nick Harris, Henry Boot’s Scottish director, added: “The new AECC facility is a vital element of Aberdeen’s future growth and development, not least as a World Energy City and the Energy Capital of Europe. Therefore, the new conference centre and associated facilities will be developed with the ambition to make it the most sustainable facility of its kind in the UK.

AECC

“That is, of course, a tall order but one that we are confident we can meet – especially in conjunction with the project team that we have assembled here.

AECC

“It’s vital that creativity and sustainability are key drivers in the project so that the end product will leave a lasting legacy for the city, its residents and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who frequent it each year for both business and leisure.”

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Keppie Design

Conference Centre / Exhibition venue hosting sports, comedy, music and corporate events.

Address: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

Phone: 01224 824824


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