ACT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER (ICC)
INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION
The Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), by directive from the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Chief (Dr.) Willie Obiano, has the commenced the construction of a state-of-the-art International Conference Centre (ICC).
The ICC will have a minimum sitting capacity of 5,000 persons. The program to be contained in the complex include, but no limited to, a grand entrance foyer with atrium, sub-dividable grand auditorium/ballroom, exhibition hall, meeting rooms, green room, storage, restrooms and associated spaces. Included within the exhibition hall will be a workshop/seminar area for professionals that will be used periodically throughout the year. The model also includes a design development for parking lot, and outdoor areas.
The ICC design is in strict compliance with all applicable building codes, development control guideline for all developments within the Awka Capital Territory as stipulated in the ACT Development Control Manual and complies with all provisions to accommodate persons with disabilities.
In general, the project involves a design of a state-of-the-art International Conference Center to include the following:
- Iconic Structure intended to be strategically sited on a parcel of land within the Millennium City, measuring not less than 7 hectares;
- The exhibition hall and the main space – grand auditorium/ballroom – will be divided by movable partitions. Meeting rooms may also be made flexible by use of movable partitions to accommodate various number of persons in given groups
- Circulation and service -all mechanical/HVAC /electrical/IT service are to meet any code required. Fire safety and egress of the structure will be analyzed in conjunction with the designated programs;
- The proposed workshop/seminar facility for Professionals may occupy one area of the exhibition hall.