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The Capitol demolition signals start of Aberdeen’s largest speculative office project

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March 13 2014

The Capitol demolition signals start of Aberdeen’s largest speculative office project
Knight Property Group has begun the demolition of the rear auditorium of The Capitol on Aberdeen’s Union Street, clearing the way for a £30m redevelopment of the building – the largest speculative project currently underway in the city.

The 12-week operation will see the former nightclub carefully dismantled to allow construction of a 75,000sq/ft Keppie designed office block, whilst retaining and refurbishing the art deco front of house areas.

James Barrack, director of Knight Property Group, said: “The building has been in a state of disrepair for five years. Starting the demolition works is a milestone in the redevelopment and we are working closely with our contracted partners to ensure that the iconic structure is brought back to its former splendour.

 “We have planned the process accordingly and consulted with Historic Scotland to ensure that the process it is carried out with the utmost care and attention. We are proud that more than 90% of the demolished debris will avoid landfill.”

As part of this process the original Compton Organ has been donated to Aberdeen Theatre Organ’s Trust and will be put on public display when an appropriate venue is found.
 
The new building is scheduled to complete in 2015.
An escalator link will connect retained and new-build elements
An escalator link will connect retained and new-build elements

1 Comment

Mike D
#1 Posted by Mike D on 26 Mar 2014 at 16:32 PM
Its a bad sign when they dont post drawings or visualisations of the finished article. I have seen it on the billboard on Union Street. Its worse than you can imagine.

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