The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has announced
that its extension, The Hydro, is set to open for business on 2 September 2013.
The Hydro’s project team, led by construction company Lend
Lease and architects, Foster + Partners, started work on the 12,000-capacity arena
in Glasgow in
John Sharkey, CEO of SECC, said: “The progress that has been
made with The Hydro has been outstanding. The entire project team including
staff at the SECC should be congratulated for their efforts involved in the
process of taking The Hydro on its journey to completion and ready for
business. The construction team, our own staff and The Hydro team have all been
playing their part in getting the building ready to allow us to deliver a
fantastic opening night.
“The relationship with our naming rights sponsors, SSE
(Scottish Hydro) is superb and this association has been invaluable in helping
us create awareness to the wider public. Additional official partnerships with
leading brands are also in the process of being confirmed."
Discussions are also taking place with a number of
major artists who will be part of the opening programme at the venue.
Pictured: The Hydro