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January 7 2014

Aberdeen office rush boosts Harbour business district
Miller Cromdale has submitted plans to transform a former fish processing factory on Aberdeen’s North Esplanade West into office accommodation as part of ongoing efforts to transform the industrial district into an extension of the city centre.

This would see the existing factory structure retained with the addition of a two storey rooftop extension, adjacent to a C-listed former caretakers house.

In their design statement architects Cumming and Co said: “The most prominent corner of the building has been given an element of design by the introduction of a corner tower extension to the existing building which is mostly glazed.

“The existing building is proposed to be clad in granite to echo the materials of the adjacent GDF Suez building while also being more sympathetic with the neighbouring granite warehouse, the granite cladding will be continued along as a base course to the ground floor along both street elevations.”

Occupying a riverfront plot within the North Dee Business District, an area identified as suitable for office accommodation, the scheme is one of a number of commercial projects in the area by the same developer.
A feature granite clad corner tower is planned
A feature granite clad corner tower is planned
The structure of the existing factory will be retained
The structure of the existing factory will be retained

5 Comments

Jon
#1 Posted by Jon on 7 Jan 2014 at 14:52 PM
Inspirational....
R Koolhoos
#2 Posted by R Koolhoos on 7 Jan 2014 at 15:13 PM
Jesus wept...
Pablo
#3 Posted by Pablo on 7 Jan 2014 at 16:14 PM
Not much better than what's there. Sigh.
Bill
#4 Posted by Bill on 8 Jan 2014 at 09:51 AM
Oh phew, after the Dundee hotel published yesterday it's good to know that Aberdeen can once again take the crown of being the architectural hub of Scotland, perhaps the UK.

I think this amazing proposal can be summed up by part of the design statement: "The most prominent corner of the building has been given an element of design..." Fantastic news! Well done all involved, an element of design is what we exactly wanted in the design of a new building.

*Woeful, pathetic, appalling, tragic, depressing, boring. These are all words we cannot use to describe the above magnificence. (*Sarcasm)
cadmonkey
#5 Posted by cadmonkey on 8 Jan 2014 at 20:04 PM
They haven't even photoshopped out the scabby lorry. Perhaps that enhances the images.

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