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Aberdeen apart-hotel project approved

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February 17 2015

Aberdeen apart-hotel project approved
Aberdeen City Council has granted approval to plans drawn up by Fletcher Joseph Architects on behalf of Central London Serviced Apartments for a nine storey apart-hotel on Union Street.

Superseding an earlier proposal the £15m build would encompass a linear plot stretching to Langstane Place, providing a mix of studio and 1 bed apartments arranged around an internal courtyard with a café/bar activating both frontages.

A C-listed Union Street frontage will be retained whilst unlisted properties to the rear of this will be demolished, delineated from the new build element by way of a second landscaped courtyard.

In their design statement Fletcher Joseph said: “The Langstane Place facade will be faced with a random granite stone pattern to give a contemporary feel and the columns at ground floor will be faced with reclaimed granite stones from the demolition of the existing structures.

"The Union Street façade of the proposal will feature granite alongside render. Zinc cladding will be used on the upper floors to give the design a unique edge.”

Adopting a series of setbacks are introduced to minimise intrusion upon Union Street the scheme will retain important features such as an original clock used by the Bruce Miller’s music shop which formerly occupied the Union Street building.
A new build element will front Langstane Road
A new build element will front Langstane Road
Two landscaped courtyards will be built to maximise daylight to the properties
Two landscaped courtyards will be built to maximise daylight to the properties

2 Comments

#1
#1 Posted by #1 on 17 Feb 2015 at 12:00 PM
Aberdeen Council are definitely after another carbuncle...at least they are "winning" an award for something I suppose
FHM
#2 Posted by FHM on 18 Feb 2015 at 10:01 AM
"The Union Street façade of the proposal will feature granite alongside render. Zinc cladding will be used on the upper floors to give the design a unique edge.”

Yes, finally someone agrees with me about the uniqueness of render and zinc. Why has no one done this before in Aberdeen? The only disappointing thing about this scheme is that the maestros of design, HFM, have not been able to refine the finer details; if they had this would no doubt be another stunning, visionary building for the Oil Capital Of Europe!

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