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September 2 2014

Aberdeen harbour office plan emerges
Plans have been submitted by Archial Norr on behalf of Aberdeen Harbour Board, for the creation of a four storey office building on the site of a former bottling plant at Greyhope Road, Torry.

Featuring a glazed east/west frontage facing the harbour the development makes use of a change in level to tuck in undercroft parking, with a cylindrical drum corner feature designed to demark its ‘gateway’ address.

In their design statement Archial Norr said: “Located at the junction of Greyhope and Fittick’s Road, the site is the first/last (depending on the direction of approach) prime development site in the area and as such should be treated as a primary marker within the Torry area. This location is also the gateway to Aberdeen harbour and the proposed design solution respond’s to this with a tall corner element.”

Finished in a combination of Gambion walling and glazing offering panoramic views over the city with a proposed public viewing platform built on surrounding land.
Developers are scrabbling to meet growing office requirements in the oil capital
Developers are scrabbling to meet growing office requirements in the oil capital
The site offers a panoramic view to the north over the harbour entrance
The site offers a panoramic view to the north over the harbour entrance

2 Comments

M is for Mungo
#1 Posted by M is for Mungo on 2 Sep 2014 at 13:59 PM
Wow, I thought HFM had all the 'large bland building' design briefs in Aberdeen all sewn up. Well done for stealing a march on them Archial...
Yen
#2 Posted by Yen on 3 Sep 2014 at 14:55 PM
Almost uncanny resemblance to the Hillcrest Housing Association building.....

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