The SSE Hydro

Glasgow, United Kingdom

The SSE Hydro

Key Facts


  • 13,000

Construction Cost

  • £125 Million

EPC Band

  • B

Commonwealth Games

  • Glasgow 2014

IES Consulting carried out extensive energy analysis and 3D modelling during design stage for the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow using the IES Virtual Environment software. The arena designed by architects Foster + Partners has a 13,000 capacity and plays host to world famous acts. The venue hosted the 2014 MTV Music Awards and the Boxing and Gymnastics during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

IES Consulting performed detailed dynamic simulations to investigate the operational energy usage of the SSE Hydro arena when in its normal concert mode as well as predictions towards its use as a venue in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Secondly, IES Consulting produced Building Regulations simulations to investigate compliance for Section 6 and assess the assest rating for the EPC.