Installation of seats
Outer panelling (ETFE cushions) installation
Clydesdale Bank are announced as the official banking partner to The Hydro. The Bank, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2013 has signed a three year agreement which will see them work in partnership with the venue to deliver outstanding customer service.
Roof covering due for completion
Catering areas handed over to franchise partners for final fit-out.
Kettle Foods, makers of KETTLE® Chips, the UK’s leading premium crisp brand, has been appointed as the official supplier of savoury snacks to The Hydro. The exclusive 3 year agreement will see the company providing the venue with a range of delicious hand cooked KETTLE® Chips.
VIP areas handed over to partners for final fit-out
ScotRail is announced as the official transport partner for The Hydro.
The train operator is keen to encourage more people to take the train to events and in looking at expanding their offering, are exploring opportunities to assist customers get to and from The Hydro.
The final roof bolt is placed in The Hydro at the traditional 'Topping Out' ceremony by apprentice civil engineer John McLaughlan. He was joined by Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson, SECC CEO John Sharkey, Lend Lease Executive General Manager Gordon Anderson and SECC Chairman Sir Ian Grant.
The SECC announces that The Hydro will be officially open for business September 2013.
Roof structure due for completion
Building work commences on the roof of The Hydro.
SECC confirms partnership with Levy Restaurants as part of a 10 year deal which will include providing catering solutions in The Hydro.
Scottish Hydro is unveiled as naming rights partner for Scotland’s new entertainment arena – to be known as “The Hydro”
The leading UK energy provider commits to investing £1.5 million per year over the next 10 years
Lend Lease commence building work on new arena.
SECC appoints Bovis Lend Lease to build the Scottish National Arena - THE HYDRO.
SECC announces its appointment of AEG Facilities to provide operating and revenue generating sources from AEG Facilities’ European and International Operations.
SECC celebrates its 25th anniversary having delivered £342 million worth of economic value to Glasgow
Full planning consent for the Scottish National Arena is granted
Foster + Partners unveil designs for the new arena to the press.
Foster + Partners are appointed design team leader to create the new venue. Glasgow based developer Elphinstone are appointed as preferred developer of the site.
The £125million QD2 masterplan is unveiled to include a new 12,000 seater national entertainment arena which will become known as THE HYDRO.
The SECC board approves the proposal to carry out a complete master plan exercise over the next ten years. The project is named QD2 - the second redevelopment of the Queens Dock.