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December 2 2011

Broadford Works planning application submitted
Halliday Fraser Munro have submitted a planning application for the mixed use regeneration and restoration of Aberdeen’s Broadford Works – the largest collection of A listed buildings at risk in Scotland.

Plans entail a complementary mix of residential development, retail and restaurant spaces and a nursety, with access to the city opened up by a series of new public spaces.

These will be peppered throughout the 3.5 acre site which comprises some 100 separate buildings in an arresting landscape of chimneys and mills.

Largely constructed of granite and brick the industrial relics are prized for documenting Aberdeen’s early nineteenth century flax industry.

The most significant, Grey Mill (1808), is the fourth oldest iron framed mill in the world but has fallen into a state of severe disrepair.

A phased programme led by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust is planned to realise these ambitions with close collaboration between the site owner, the Council, Historic Scotland and the Tenant First House Co-operative.

John Halliday, chief executive of Halliday Fraser Munro said: "We have worked closely with The Prince's Regeneration Trust for the last 18 months to produce viable design solutions to enable such an important and historical site as Broadford Mill to be developed into an active and attractive part of Aberdeen city."
Broadford Works has lain derelict for seven years
Broadford Works has lain derelict for seven years
Urgent repair work is required to save many important structures from collapse
Urgent repair work is required to save many important structures from collapse

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