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The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), at 150 Morrison Street, opened in 1995.

Expansion Plans Recommended

On October 23, 2009, Edinburgh's planning chiefs recommended the approval of a proposed 85m expansion of the EICC, despite objections raised by the heritage body, The Cockburn Association, and Tollcross Community Council about the scale of both the proposed atrium and office block.

Edinburgh Evening News, October 23 2009, p.9

Decision Delayed

The Planning Committee Meeting on October 29, 2009 agreed to delay their decision on whether or not to approve the proposed expansion.  This would give them chance to visit the site and consider what could be done to improve the appearance of the extension.

Edinburgh Evening News, October 29, 2009, p.11.

Approval Granted

The Planning Committee unanimously approved the proposed expansion plans for the EICC, at their meeting on December 9, 2010.  Building work is expected to begin in July 2010.

Karen Wood, head of the EICC 's events team claimed that they had a queue of large international associations ready to commit to the EICC in 2013 and beyond.

Edinburgh Evening News, December 10, 2009, p.24.


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