ICC, Abuja

The International Convention Centre (ICC) is to be located in the Central Business District of Abuja in Nigeria. The project comprises a tower of approximately 200m height and a podium building with mixed use including convention and exhibition spaces, an auditorium, meeting spaces, 2 hotels, retail areas, restaurants and services areas for the facilities. The overall budget was $1billion, funded by the central bank.

In 2014, The Right Solution was appointed to be the End User Consultants for the project, as part of an international multi-disciplinary design team, led by Design Group Nigeria Limited.. The first task was to write a brief for the design team to guide them in the complex design. The intent was to create a major international facility and the range of rooms reflected that. As part of the brief, the room schedule was produced as follows:

Specification

Level Description Capacity Width Length Area
(T/S) (Banq.) m m m2
LGF Auditorium 1500 N/A 35.00 40.00 1400.00
VIP Meeting Room (divisible into 2) 474 205 18.10 22.65 409.97
VIP Meeting Room (divisible into 2) 83 36 5.85 12.20 71.37
UGF Exhibition Area (divisible into 3) 7268 3140 61.75 101.70 6279.98
Exhibition Area A 2298 993 32.15 61.75 1985.26
Exhibition Area B 2619 1132 36.65 61.75 2263.14
Exhibition Area C 2351 1016 32.90 61.75 2031.58
1 Convention Hall 9366 4046 59.24 136.60 8092.18
Convention Hall 1 2321 1003 33.85 59.24 2005.27
Convention Hall 2 2427 1049 35.40 59.24 2097.10
Convention Hall 3 2297 992 33.50 59.24 1984.54
Convention Hall 4 2321 1003 33.85 59.24 2005.27
2 Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 530 229 17.20 26.60 457.52
Syndicate Room 91 39 8.40 9.40 78.96
Syndicate Room 151 65 8.60 15.20 130.72
Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 356 154 17.20 17.90 307.88
Syndicate Room 151 65 8.60 15.20 130.72
Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 530 229 17.20 26.60 457.52
Syndicate Room 91 39 8.40 9.40 78.96
Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 149 64 9.20 14.00 128.80
Syndicate Room (divisible into 3) 273 118 9.20 25.60 235.52
Syndicate Room (divisible into 3) 269 116 9.20 25.30 232.76
3 Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 149 64 9.20 14.00 128.80
Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 149 64 9.20 14.00 128.80
Syndicate Room (divisible into 3) 269 116 9.20 25.30 232.76
Syndicate Room (divisible into 3) 273 118 9.20 25.60 235.52
Syndicate Room (divisible into 2) 149 64 9.20 14.00 128.80

The brief gave a comprehensive guide to the design team, to assist them in generating a design, which the client signed off in late 2014. The end user brief covered every aspect of the project, including:

Access Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment (FF&E) Refuse
Acoustics Flexibility Registration
Audio Visual Systems House lighting Rigging
Cabling Infrastructure ICT Security
Control Room/Patch Room Mechanical Systems Signage
Cable Pass-throughs Offices Sound
Catering People with Disabilities Staffing
Circulation Permanent Power Storage
Cloakroom Temporary Power Temporary Walls
Communications Production lighting Toilets

The site was cleared and made ready for construction. However, the price of oil tumbled and as such, the project was put on hold.

Abuja ICC
Abuja ICC