With outdoor green areas and an on-site energy centre; the new venue is set to be the most sustainable building in Europe continuing the ethos established by Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), the first venue in Scotland to achieve ISO2021, the international standard for event sustainability. The multi-functional energy centre will use local renewable sources and advanced technologies to produce an energy eco-system. Local crops and Aberdeen’s farm and food waste will provide resource efficient energy for the venue, and potentially the wider local area. By connecting these energy demands together, the Energy Centre will deliver zero operational carbon energy to the AECC.
The new Aberdeen venue will play a large role in transforming the city, boasting a massive 47,000m2 of internal event space; made up of 32,000m2 subterranean space, 9,000m2 of arena space capable of seating 10,000 people, a 6,000m2 hall divisible into three equal sized spaces, four suites with the ability to divide into 11 event spaces plus an additional 10,000m2 of outdoor event space.
AECC continue to put Aberdeen on the map, gaining increasing recognition as a first class team dedicated to delivering world class service. In 2014/15 the venue was ranked 11th in the UK for hosting international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and were the only British venue to be nominated for the AIPC APEX Awards in 2016 (decided by client nominations, rather than an awards entry process). As founding members of the Aberdeen Ambassador Network, AECC adopt a collaborative approach; working with local experts at key research institutions in the region to identify, attract and support large associations in bringing their annual meetings, national and international conferences to Aberdeen.
The destination is in a strong competitive position throughout the UK and globally, which equips the venue with the ability to win exciting new business and events moving forward.