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Planners recommend Aberdeen office block for approval

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August 19 2013

Planners recommend Aberdeen office block for approval
Planners at Aberdeen City Council are recommending that a 13,600sq/ft office block on the site of the former Aberdeen Seafood Park at Palmerston Road, be recommended for approval.

The eight storey block has been designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of oil firm EnQuest and The Drum Property Group and includes plans for an adjoining multi storey car park with space for 271 vehicles.

Dr Margaret Bochel , head of planning and sustainable development, said: “Due to its proximity to Union Square and Jury's Inn Hotel, the development would not result in any additional obstruction of existing views of the city centre in approaches by road or rail from the south. It would result in an imposing building at the gateway to the evolving North Dee office area and help set an architectural benchmark for future development in the area.

"The proposal would also result in significant improvements to the public realm including the widening of pavements on all frontages of the block, the incorporation of natural granite slabs and benches to pavements and the planting of semi-mature hornbeam trees along the Palmerston, Raik and Stell roads."

“Most notably, in terms of economic development, implementation of the proposal would build on recent commercial redevelopment in the immediate area and potentially act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the area historically dominated by the declining fish processing industry.

"The proposal has the potential to act as a flagship development for the redevelopment of North Dee as a future central business district for the city and as a stimulus to the regeneration of Torry on the opposite bank of the Dee.”

It is expected that the building will be completed by late 2014.
EnQuest is set to move its 500 staff into the headquarters building next year
EnQuest is set to move its 500 staff into the headquarters building next year
Established as recently as April 2010 EnQuest has enjoyed exponential growth
Established as recently as April 2010 EnQuest has enjoyed exponential growth

Further phases of development are planned for land to the rear
Further phases of development are planned for land to the rear
The new block will be clad in granite and glass
The new block will be clad in granite and glass

1 Comment

Milne
#1 Posted by Milne on 19 Aug 2013 at 18:08 PM
Looks great, well done Cooper Cromar

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