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January 16 2014

Aberdeen’s ‘Silver Fin’ wins approval
Plans to build a £60m speculative office development on Aberdeen’s Union Street have won approval from planners, clearing the way for demolition to commence on the former Bells Hotel.

This will be replaced by a new granite faced office block in the conservation area, rising to a nine storey glazed block on Justice Mill lane which is being marketed as the ‘Silver Fin’ by Titan Investors.

Designed by Cooper Cromar the 130,000sq/ft property derives this name from the use of a granite frame and horizontal elements which contrast with vertical aluminium ‘silver fins’.

Construction work may commence this summer for completion by 2016.
Internally a central four storey atrium will offer full height views of the schemee element.
Internally a central four storey atrium will offer full height views of the schemee element.
The development will be capable of attaining an EPC 'A' and BREEAM 'Excellent' rating
The development will be capable of attaining an EPC 'A' and BREEAM 'Excellent' rating

7 Comments

Jon
#1 Posted by Jon on 17 Jan 2014 at 09:14 AM
*sighs*

Once again, Aberdeen...
Chris
#2 Posted by Chris on 18 Jan 2014 at 12:33 PM
Aberdeen is on a self-destruct course.
Jacqui Innes
#3 Posted by Jacqui Innes on 18 Jan 2014 at 16:29 PM
Is it not written somewhere in the City records ,that they cant knock or mar the frontage of the buildings in Union Street.
Conallmcg
#4 Posted by Conallmcg on 20 Jan 2014 at 12:28 PM
Lets not be precious about Union Street, it is a mess and needs projects like this to bring it back to life. We need more of the same.
Wee Eck
#5 Posted by Wee Eck on 21 Jan 2014 at 11:13 AM
#4 It's not the principle of the project that is objectionable but the implementation. Another out of town architect that thinks granite is the answer to the Aberdeen 'problem'. We should be proud that we appear to be at the cutting edge of facist revival architecture - Benito would approve!
Richard Hobson
#6 Posted by Richard Hobson on 30 Jan 2014 at 22:27 PM
Preserve instead of demolish, such a shame forst Union Square now this. The planning office need to realise they are destroying the traditional parts of the city which are characterful and beautiful. In order to become just another anonymous lack-luster shopping environment which is seen all across the UK. Please reconsider and be sensitive to what is historic and embedded within a community, a city and culture.
Chris Duguid
#7 Posted by Chris Duguid on 28 Feb 2014 at 09:16 AM
Why more offices there are plenty office blocks sitting empty reday to let also there is a whole empty one at mounthooly that they could re develop

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