The Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre (SECC) has announced that Bovis Lend Lease is to build The Scottish National Arena set to be ranked one of the top five arenas in the world.
Bovis Lend Lease, who previously worked on the SECC and the Clyde Auditorium, fought off stiff competition during a formal tender process.
John Sharkey, SECC CEO comments: “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."
"Bovis Lend Lease 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 SNA will also be a key venue during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games creating employment opportunities for over 3,000 people through the course of the construction which is planned to commence in February 2011 and will be completed by 2013.
Gordon Anderson, Executive General Manager Bovis Lend Lease in Scotland, said: “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 Ltd."
“We’re looking forward to starting work on the project and bringing new jobs and training prospects to local people, as well as playing a key role in creating new entertainment opportunities for the visitors who will be flocking to the Arena in the decades to come.”
Designed by Foster + Partners and situated on the SECC campus alongside the River Clyde in Glasgow, the dramatic venue will become one of the most sophisticated venues in Europe to provide specialised conference, exhibition, and concert facilities on one site.