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Leisure-led Bon Accord & St Nicholas mall expansion touted

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August 5 2014

Leisure-led Bon Accord & St Nicholas mall expansion touted
A 30,000sq/ft leisure-led expansion of Aberdeen’s city centre Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping malls has been submitted for planning approval by their owners, F&C Reit.

The scheme would incorporate a 28,000sq/ft cinema and seven restaurants on a new upper tier of the Bon Accord, accessible by new entrances at Upperkirkgate and Drum’s Lane which will open onto an external courtyard.

Bon Accord & St Nicholas manager Craig Stevenson said: “The cinema would be unique to the city, with a luxury approach, and the intention would be to replicate that by attracting a number of new and exciting restaurant names to the north-east.”

Subject to planning approval the phased scheme would see the restaurants delivered by autumn 2015 followed by the cinema in early 2016.

The scheme follows similar plans for new cinemas in Inverness and Dundee.
 
A range of new restaurants could be attracted to the city
A range of new restaurants could be attracted to the city
It is hoped the scheme will help regenerate the wider city centre
It is hoped the scheme will help regenerate the wider city centre

2 Comments

John D
#1 Posted by John D on 13 Aug 2014 at 13:09 PM
This is sad, Union Street is already a wasteland and this is going to make it even worse :-(
Don Diamante
#2 Posted by Don Diamante on 21 Aug 2014 at 09:52 AM
@ John D
Not if the council eventually approve a suitable Union Terrace Gardens and Union Street part-pedestrianisation scheme.
One big gripe about Aberdeen is the lack of a coordinated plan for the future. The LDP does not do it, it's all piecemeal upgrades and not at all "joined up thinking" (sorry for the bs buzzwords!)

cheers
DD

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