Expansion greatly enhanced facilities at this world-class venue and included the provision of new high quality office space.
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) was expanded to provide a new multi-purpose hall and office space.
An underground extension houses a 2,000m2 hall which includes a bespoke automated floor system. The floor can be configured to cater for a range of uses. A new atrium building attached to the EICC offers access to the hall and provides a café and office space.
A separate building houses 17,000m2 of Grade A office space and street level retail units.
Our site team worked with our in-house Design Group to develop the permanent and temporary works required for the scheme’s 50,000m3 excavation.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) was key to delivery of the centre’s large automated moving floor. Assimilating the complex requirements of our specialist subcontractor with those of our design team, the model facilitated an efficient installation process.
All the spoil from the 50,000m3 excavation, around 60% of which was rock, was reused in a land reclamation project at Leith Docks.
With the project including works inside the existing venue, close liaison with the EICC was essential to minimise the impact of our operations. Measures included programming the integration of services around the venue’s ongoing activities.
Our project team was recognised with a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award in 2013.
The City of Edinburgh Council was named the Estates Gazette Scotland Property Company of the Year for Atria, the speculative office development which formed part of the project.