Green Light for New AECC

Aberdeen City Council has approved the financial proposals for the development of a new state-of-the-art Exhibition and Conference Centre (the AECC) and the redevelopment of the site of the existing conference centre. Aberdeen City Councillors backed the £333m project, a joint venture between the Council and Henry Boot Developments, at a full Council meeting recently. 

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

Hulley and Kirkwood has been selected by Henry Boot Developments as part of the multi-disciplinary team which will deliver the proposed Exhibition and Conference Centre and are providing the following MEP design services for the project:
  • BIM Delivery Model
  • Energy Modelling of the AECC  (Dynamic Thermal Simulation)
  • Section 6 Building Regs. Compliance 
  • EPC Analysis
  • Ensuring BREEAM Excellent MEP Compliance 
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Mechanical Services Design

Nick Harris, Henry Boot's Scottish Director said...

“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. 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. It is 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.”

Jim Costello, Hulley & Kirkwood Director said...

“We are delighted to be involved in this landmark project in Aberdeen and again to be delivering the design of a large Exhibition/Arena/Conference Centre development for which our practice has become renowned over many years. We look forward to working closely with Henry Boot and the Design Team to deliver what will be a world class facility in terms of both its operation and its sustainability.”