The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) has been designed to provide the city of Aberdeen and visitors with a range of flexible spaces comprising a multi-purpose space that provides flexibility to host a large range of exhibitions, entertainment and sporting events.
The building was designed following discussions and input from industry experts and learning from similar facilities such as The Hydro in Glasgow – which is the second most popular venue in the world - and The Liverpool Echo.
The arena has public access on three sides and has been modelled to ensure good visibility of the stage. There are VIP boxes around the perimeter of the arena on the first floor and fixed seating has been introduced on the second floor.
Visitors approaching from the external public square, visitors will see through the main façade and dramatic main entrance into the ground floor concourse, where there are shops, bars and food and beverage units.
The club lounge, which provides corporate entertainment, has been located within the entrance area, creating real interest and sense of arrival when approaching the main doors.
A restaurant is located on the first floor, accessed through the central hub feature, providing good connectivity with the main entrance and concourse.
The 33,250 square metre subterranean space below the main public square functions as car park which is able to be converted into additional exhibition space for major events.
DESIGN OF HOTELS
Integrated within the design of TECA is a 200 guestroom four-star Hilton hotel with bars, restaurants, conference and spa facilities. The hotel will connect to TECA at ground floor concourse level and first floor conference suite level. The hotel has two bars and restaurants, a spa, a gym and high quality meeting facilities.
Across the public square from TECA, there will also be a 150 bed Aloft Hotel which is currently under construction.