Video: The new AECC in all its glory revealed

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The AECC has been an essential part of Aberdeen’s infrastructure for many years and brings £50m into the local economy each year.

But the current site is simply not fit for purpose, so in 2013 Aberdeen City Council announced that a new AECC would be built to ensure the city continues to attract large and popular events and secures a bigger share of the conference, exhibition and concert market.

The new state-of-the art venue will include a 12,500 capacity arena with a moveable stage, hospitality boxes and club lounge, 47,000m2 of flexible exhibition space and the site itself will include three hotels and its very own energy centre.

Henry Boot Developments (HDB) was chosen by Aberdeen City Council to deliver the new AECC at bucksburn and to redevelop the existing AECC site at Bridge of Don.

The masterplan for the Bucksburn site was approved by the Planning Authority, Aaberdeen City Council, in October 2015.

Detailed planning permission for the new AECC (including subterranean and public space, energy centre, hotel and associated access, landscaping, engineering works and car parking) was granted by Aberdeen City Council’s planning and development management committee on 10th December 2015.

  • Arena Capacity of 12,500
  • Hospitality Boxes and Club Lounge
  • 4 suites with the ability to create 11 event spaces
  • 12 meeting rooms with the ability to create 15 meeting spaces
  • Flexible Exhibition Space of 47,000m2
  • 3 On-site Hotels
  • Near to Aberdeen International Airport
  • On-site Energy Centre


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