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Edinburgh International Conference Centre Extension

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Edinburgh, UK City of Edinburgh Council £75m 2013 1

Project details

The bulk of the new extension is below ground level and provides highly flexible function space.

A variety of floor configurations and events can be achieved by the provision of a bespoke automated moving floor system allowing exhibition, banqueting, conference, various sports, fashion shows, concerts and other types of event.

A glasss atrium provides a light and spacious reception and registration area as well as access to the new function space.

A large commercial office development was constructed above the extension as part of the scheme and to provide funding.

This project will offer huge economic benefits to both the Edinburgh and Scottish economies.

Brief

  • enhances the EICC's prominent position in the highly competitive international exhibition and conference market
  • expand the centre’s capacity and capabilities

Results

  • the innovative moving floor transforms the space from flat-floor to auditorium, arena and tiered cabaret styles
  • the speed and flexibility of this system is seen as a unique selling point

Integrated services

architecture, interior design, graphic design, lighting

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