Our New Venue

In October 2013, Aberdeen City Council announced that a new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (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. AECC is an essential part of the city’s infrastructure and brings £50m into the local economy each year.

The development is taking shape at the new site, where the impressive stance and enormity of the new venue is being brought to life. The venue is state-of-the-art encompassing 48,000 sqm of internal exhibition space comprising of 33,000 sqm of subterranean space, a 9,000 sqm arena, 6,000 sqm hall which is divisible into three 2,000 sqm spaces, with an extra 10,000 sqm outdoor space. All making way for larger conference halls and suits, a superior arena, hospitality boxes and club lounge.

Key facts

  • Near to Aberdeen International Airport
  • On-site Energy Centre
  • 48,000 sqm of flexible exhibition space
  • 12,500 capacity arena
  • 3 on-site hotels

The spaces

48,000 sqm internal event space

made up of:

  • 33,000 sqm subterranean space
  • 9,000 sqm arena
  • 6,000 sqm hall divisible into three 2,000 sq. halls

Plus an additional 10,000 sq. outdoor event space

4 conference suites with the ability to create 7 event spaces

Suite 1: 945 sqm divisible as

  • Suite 1A: 326 sqm
  • Suite 1B: 324 sqm
  • Suite 1C: 324 sqm
  • Suite !a/B: 650 sqm
  • Suite 1B/C: 648 sqm

Suite 2: 964 sqm divisible as

  • Suite 2A: 388 sqm
  • Suite 2B: 567 sqm

Suite 3: 203 sqm

Suite 4: 203 sqm

The Arena

  • 9,000 sqm of space
  • 12,500 seated/standing capacity
  • 10,000 seated capacity
  • Hospitality Boxes and Club Lounge
  • Fully retractable seating
  • moveable stage
  • 20 hospitality boxes

Hotels

  • 3 On-site Hotels
  • 500 bedrooms
  • 4* Hilton Hotel interlinked to the venue providing 200 bedrooms
  • Aloft hotel on-site providing 150 bedrooms
  • Plus 2,320 over 11 hotels all within a 5 minute drive of the venue

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