Scottish Conference Centre Expansion Breaks Ground

2 August 2010 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Work will begin on the expansion of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, UK, which has been designed by BDP Architects. The £85m ($133.7m) expansion is the final phase of the city's Exchange master plan, according to urbanrealm.co.uk. The final plan will

Work will begin on the expansion of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, UK, which has been designed by BDP Architects.

The £85m ($133.7m) expansion is the final phase of the city's Exchange master plan, according to urbanrealm.co.uk.

The final plan will accommodate a 2,000m² hall and 186,000ft² of office space along with an underground extension with a moving floor system.

A separate office building is located above the main hall and features a seven-storey-high atrium and a 15m cantilever, while an entrance pavilion links the elements.

The building is expected to be complete in 2013.