Opening later this year, the exciting £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition Conference and Centre (AECC) with 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, and will boast world-class conference and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a high-end restaurant.
P&J Live is the largest event complex in the North of Scotland, boasting world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe, all sustainably powered by local, renewable energy sources.
The development also comprises three on site hotels including the adjoining 4-star Hilton with 200 bedrooms, the Aloft Hotel with 150 bedrooms and a third budget hotel to be confirmed with a further 150 bedrooms.
With unrivalled public transport connections, the new venue is located right next to Aberdeen International Airport - the UK's most connected regional airport, a few short minutes from the city's new western peripheral route, and in prime position for the improved rail links between Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, due to be completed next year.
P&J Live is the UK's single largest investment of its kind and one of many occurring across Aberdeen, as the energy city looks beyond oil and gas and continues to grow in a range of exciting new industries. Aberdeen International Airport is undergoing a £50 million expansion, while £30 million is being spent on rejuvenating the city's Art Gallery. New hotels are going up across the city and the ongoing Marischal Square Development, with its refreshing mix of offices, cafes, restaurants and hotels, adds to the city centre's vibrant and cosmopolitan appeal.
About SMG Europe
P&J Live is operated and managed by SMG Europe, the largest venue operator in the world, which leverages the experience of managing and operating venues to provide consulting advice to owners, to deliver world-class venues.
SMG operates over 240 arenas, stadiums and convention centres including McCormick Place in Chicago, Moscone Centre in San Francisco and NRG Centre in Houston.
SMG already welcomes over 3 million visitors each year in the UK to 10 venues including; The Manchester Arena, First Direct Arena in Leeds, the Bridgewater Hall, Hull Venue and the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
Aberdeen is the gateway to the North East of Scotland, a region world famous for its award-winning castles, whisky distilleries and golf courses, as well as its stunning natural scenery, from the Banffshire Coast to the Cairngorms National Park.
Our Naming Rights Partner
DC Thomson Media, which owns The Press and Journal and Evening Express, has agreed a deal with the venue's operator SMG Europe to become the inaugural naming-rights sponsor.
The new official name for the world class venue at TECA will be P&J Live.