02 June

The SSE Hydro Scoops Second Hat-Trick Since Opening

The SSE Hydro has been industry recognised with a further three prestigious awards – amounting to six gongs since opening at the end of last year. 

Glasgow’s newest concert and event arena was awarded The RICS Scotland Award for Best Project, Tourism and Leisure on 24 April 2014 in Edinburgh.  The venue also won the New Venue Award at The Stadium Business Awards, which took place on 04 June 2014 in London, surpassing the Arena Das Dunas in Brazil, the Allianz Riviera in France and the Tele2 Arena in Sweden, amongst others. 

In the Architecture - Lighting and Leisure/ Culture Building category at The Scottish Design Awards on 05 June 2014 in Glasgow, The SSE Hydro topped the list above The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre. 

The previous hat-trick of awards included ‘Most Stylish Venue’ at the Scottish Style Awards and two further accolades for design, one of which was the highly coveted Supreme Award presented by the Glasgow Institute of Architects – the first of its kind to be awarded in three years.


Peter Duthie, CEO, SEC Ltd / The SSE Hydro said: 

“These awards are a fantastic achievement and testament to how well The SSE Hydro has been received.  From the day we opened it has been a team effort and everyone involved should be warmly commended. 

“With the arrival of both the Commonwealth Games next month and a full calendar of events throughout the year there will seldom be a quiet day.  It’s going to be a massive year for us.”

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