Sign in or Register
 
 
BBrown
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
Exhibition News Awards




EN looks back over 150 years of Perton Signs and the company’s...

UK organisers are renowned for launching successful exhibitions and...

The Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup will be heading to Scotland’s...

Exhibition News April 2014
April 2014

Glasgow Hydro central roof is lifted into place
posted on: 8/5/2012 09:06:37
Glasgow The Hydro

The central roof section of The Hydro, the 12,000-capacity entertainment arena being built in Glasgow, has been lifted into place.

The fixing in place of the 48 metre diameter central section took five-days. Over that period the giant steel central section, weighing 330 tonnes, slowly moved up the height of a 48-metre high temporary tower via eight hydraulic jacks stationed at the top of tower with steel cables connected to lifting eyes.

Executive GM Gordon Anderson said the operation was the "most complex feat of engineering in Scotland this year", and is a key move in the construction by Land Lease of The Hydro, which sits adjacent to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

"The next step involves the positioning of 16 roof segments between the perimeter of the building and the central section. These 36-metre long segments have been assembled in the SECC car park over recent weeks and are now ready to be in place," he adds.

SECC chief executive, John Sharkey, says: "We are delighted to have reached this milestone in the construction of The Hydro. It has been a complex procedure and represents a great achievement by Lend Lease and the project team. We look forward to watching The Hydro as it evolves into Scotland's home of live entertainment and the perfect place for future audiences to also enjoy raising the roof!"

The Hydro, designed by Foster and Partners, will open in September 2013. It will play host to around 140 events each year and has the potential to inject an additional £131m into the local economy.

Do you have a news story for EN? Email: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
CPhI Worldwide, part of UBM Live has appointed Rutger Oudejans to the role of brand director of the UBM Pharma Portfolio.

Prime Minister backs APPG Events inquiry
posted on: 16/4/2014 11:22:59
Prime Minister David Cameron has endorsed the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Inquiry for Events.

The organisers of the International Festival for Business (IFB) have extended their promise to showcase the strengths of the UK’s economic recovery with a series of new events.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club has chosen Peterborough Arena to stage a week of celebrations to mark its 80th milestone.

Global Experience Specialists (GES) has appointed Rob Collins to the position of director of new congress business.