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Architects chosen for the new Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

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Glasgow-based architects Sasanbell and Cooper Cromar have been appointed to the new £200m Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre project, which will relocate the current exhibition centre to a new home, freeing up space in the city centre for further development.

Henry Boot Developments is working in a joint venture with Aberdeen council on the scheme.

Nick Harris of Henry Boot Developments 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 to ensure that we are delivering to brief, on time and on budget.

Council leader Barney Crockett said the scheme was “essential” to the city’s efforts to attract “large and popular events”.

The landscape architects for the project have also been named as Brindley Associates and Hirst.