A city council has given the green light to plans for a £333m conference centre.
The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will include an energy centre and a 200-bedroom hotel. It will be built by Aberdeen City Council’s development partner Henry Boot Developments Ltd. The centre is expected to open its doors in late 2018
Aberdeen City Council said the new faculties will provide “four times the current exhibition space and increase the seating capacity from 4,750 to 10,000” and forecasts it will bring “an additional 31,000 business tourists to Scotland and lead to an additional visitor spend of £11million per annum”.
There were fears that the project could be abandoned if the project failed to receive government funding but proposals to reduce the public cost of the facility was agreed in March, followed by a £10m grant from Scottish Enterprise.