Bovis Lend Lease awarded SECC National Arena contract

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The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has today (23 December) handed Bovis Lend Lease the contract to build The Scottish National Arena. Work is set to start in February 2011 and be completed in 2013.Bovis Lend Lease previously worked on the SECC and the Clyde Auditorium.   “It is our commitment to work with the very best in the business to achieve our vision for the Scottish National Arena as one of world’s leading venues,” said SECC CEO John Sharkey. “Bovis has a proven track record of delivering our requirements on schedule and, with their experience and capabilities, they will help us make our vision a reality.” The project will create employment for up to 3,000 people. The 12,000-seat Scottish National Arena will be a key venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the SECC is expecting it to attract in excess of a million visitors a year, “We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to build The Scottish National Arena and to have the opportunity to work again with the Scottish Exhibition Centre,” said Executive GM Bovis Lend Lease in Scotland, Gordon Anderson.“This new arena is set to provide the people of Glasgow and visitors from all over the world with another boldly-designed, top-quality concert and event venue,” he added. Designed by Foster and Partners and situated on the SECC campus alongside the River Clyde, the venue hopes to join the ranks of the most sophisticated venues in Europe providing specialised conference, exhibition and concert facilities on one site. The SECC appointed AEG Facilities in September to help drive national and international business at the forthcoming arena.
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