The Event Complex Aberdeen provides four times the exhibition space as the previous AECC and increases the maximum capacity to 12,500 in the arena. The new facility is a key element of Aberdeen City Council’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan to grow the city’s economy.

Following a £333 million investment, TECA is expected to contribute an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113 million of visitor spend and £63 million net GVA to the Scottish economy. It will also result in the creation of 352 full-time positions by year 10 of operations. It will play a strong role in delivering the Regional Economic Strategy, by anchoring existing international events and competing nationally and internationally for new events, as well as by broadening the appeal of the North East to a global audience.

TECA was awarded Development of the Year (Commercial Buildings) at the Scottish Property Awards 2020. It has also been nominated for a RICS Social Impact Award for the Scottish region.

The glazing features COOL-LITE XTREME 70/33 II to provide solar control, a key requirement for large expanses of glass.


Project stakeholders

  • Client: Henry Boot Developments (HBD) & Aberdeen City Council
  • Architect: Keppie Design
  • M&E engineer: Hulley & Kirkwood
  • Main contractor: Robertson
  • Facade fabricator:
  • Glass processor:


The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA)
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