Construction of Aberdeen’s new multi-million pound exhibition and conference centre is on schedule and will give the city a “huge boost”, the council leader has said.
The £333 million development at Bucksburn, which will replace the current AECC at Bridge of Don in 2019, has 300 workers on site, said developer Henry Boot, and work is “well under way”.
Alongside the 12,500-capacity events venue, two hotels and a green energy plant are also included.
Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: “It’s fantastic to see how far work is progressing on site as the new AECC will be a huge boost to the city and the wider area.”
Construction on the massive project began last summer.
Fears had been raised previously that the development would not be complete in time to host Offshore Europe 2019.
But Nick Harris, director for Scotland at Henry Boot Developments, said: “The construction of the new AECC is continuing to progress well on site.
“The steelwork for the Hilton Hotel is complete and cladding is due to commence shortly.
“The exhibition and arena construction is well under way and the shape of the building is starting to reveal itself as the steel frame progresses.”