The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) will open in summer 2019 according to contractors Henry Boot and Aberdeen City Council. The mixed use site reached a major milestone in October as work moved to its interior fit-out. New computer-generated visualisations of the multi-million-pound venue have also been released by venue architect Keppie Design, showing the arena and restaurant.
The main arena will have a capacity of 12,500 for conferences, exhibitions and music concerts, alongside three further halls, four multi-purpose conference rooms and 15 meeting rooms.
The facility is expected to contribute an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113 million of visitor spend and £63 million net Gross Value Added to the Scottish economy. It will also result in the creation of 352 full-time-equivalent permanent positions by year 10 of operations.
Nick Harris, director of development partner Henry Boot Developments, said:
These new images of the arena and restaurant are an exciting glimpse into how the facility will look when it opens. Work is continuing to progress on schedule, with finishing touches currently being made to the roof, and it’s amazing to think that in just a few short months, interior spaces like these will really be taking shape.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Councillor Douglas Lumsden said:
The new CGIs show how fantastic the restaurant and other areas will look in the TECA building, and it’s great to see the progress of what will be one of the biggest developments in the history of Aberdeen.
The new venue is an important part of a period of enormous transformation for the city which includes £1billion of capital spending by Aberdeen City Council.