“Key” hotel site tops out at AECC development

THE Aloft Hotel, which is part of the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), has topped out.

The 150-bedroom hotel is located north of the Hilton hotel that adjoins The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) and will be the first building in the second phase of the AECC masterplan at Bucksburn.

Robertson Group is carrying out construction work on the multi-million pound AECC project, which is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and Henry Boot Developments (HBD).

The new facility is expected to contribute an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113 million of visitor spend and £63 million net gross value added to the Scottish economy. It is also expected to create over 350 full-time-equivalent permanent positions by year ten of operations.

Nick Harris, director of HBD in Scotland said, “The Aloft Hotel is a key part of this flagship project for Aberdeen and the north east. This is the last of the buildings under construction to ‘top out’, and we are now moving to the interior fit-out stage.

“The installation of the interiors has already begun at TECA itself and at the adjoining Holton hotel, so we’re entering another really exciting phase of the project where we will see the buildings really start to come to life.”

Robertson Group CEO Derek Shewan added, “There has been significant investment in Aberdeen in recent times and TECA is a major part of this. Venues such as this support the increased focus on travel and tourism in the area. As a company with its roots right here in the north east we’re proud of the role we’ve played in making this development become a reality.

“To see all the major building exteriors within the complex complete is a significant milestone and a testament to the Robertson team’s work and project management.”