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January 15, 2015
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UK: Aberdeen's New £200m Conference Centre In Doubt

Aberdden Exhibition and Conference CentreAberdeen could be forced to scrap plans for a proposed £200 million exhibition and conference centre.

The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), which would replace the existing facility, is to be a joint venture between Aberdeen City Council, with backing from the Scottish government and Scottish Enterprise, and Henry Boot Developments Limited, and a final decision on whether to proceed is due in March.

The council’s finance convener Willie Young has called for concrete answers on funding before the deadline. He told Radio Scotland: "Scottish Enterprise have been making positive noises with respect to giving us some income. But they haven't come back and said yes we will or no we won't. So we need to put the onus back onto the Scottish government and indeed Scottish Enterprise so they can actually make a decision which will allow us to make a decision on behalf of the council tax payers of Aberdeen."

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