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SECC Arena Glasgow

Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre – ‘Glasgow Jellyfish’ – Strathclyde events / concerts

26 Jan 2011

Scottish National Arena Glasgow

Scottish National Arena
Scottish National Arena image © Foster + Partners

Major building adjacent to SECC designed by Foster & Partners was due to go on site in February 2010. The contractor is Bovis Lend Lease.

Address: Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

SECC events / concerts : Phone 0844 395 4000

SECC Arena

Fosters, Scotland Inside the Arena, Seating
Glasgow Arena pictures © Foster + Partners

Architects: Foster & Partners
Scottish National Arena design unveiled 27 Oct 2005

Scottish National Music Arena to receive £15m towards its construction – yet to be approved by Glasgow City Council – triggering funding of £26m, mainly from Scottish Enterprise Glasgow. The Scottish National Arena will be UK’s third largest indoor venue. 8 Dec 2006

Scottish National Arena at the SECC

Foster and Partners are designing this £50m concert arena at Glasgow’s SECC, Scotland. The 12,500-seater Glasgow arena is the first major development of the QD2 project, created as a national arena for Scotland and designed to be among the finest entertainments venues in Europe.

The new Glasgow Arena will be situated to east of the existing SECC complex. Seating for events will be in a mix of fixed, tiered seats and flexible demountable seating systems.

Glasgow Arena SECC Arena, Image
Glasgow Arena images © Foster + Partners

Whilst the Scottish National Arena will focus primarily on entertainments events, its flexibility will enable it to stage large and small concerts, children’s shows, ice shows and sporting and other spectator events. It will offer the public an enhanced entertainments experience; there will be a wide range of food and drink outlets throughout the arena to keep queuing times to a minimum as well as a number of private boxes that can each accommodate up to 12 people who can wine and dine in comfort before and after a concert or event at the SECC.

The Glasgow Arena core business will come from the transferral of concerts and events from the original SECC halls. Crucially, it will free up Hall 4 for conference and exhibition purposes and in particular, bring to an end the costly and time-consuming process of building and dismantling temporary seating for events, which effectively lost SECC Glasgow 70 days in Hall 4 in 2002/2003.

It is projected that the Glasgow Arena will open in 2007. Currently Hall 4 at SECC Glasgow is Scotland’s largest concert hall with the capacity to stage concerts / events of up to 10,000, but it is essentially an exhibition hall successfully adapted to take concerts, its multi-purpose nature having drawbacks.

Adjacent to The Armadillo at the SECC by Foster & Partners

SECC Box Office can advise on ticket available for events / concerts
events / tickets: 0844 395 4000

SECC Arena Architects : Foster & Partners

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Photos of ‘Armadillo’ building are taken by the London photographer Richard Davies

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