George Street canopy fronts Aberdeen mall expansion
March 15 2017Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centre by the end of the month following conclusion of a public consultation.
The leisure-led expansion would also marry seven new restaurants and a seven-screen cinema complex to the existing centre, offering an additional 30,000sq/ft of accommodation.
This will entail construction of a new entrance and entrance courtyard off Upperkirkgate at Drum’s Lane within the footprint of the existing mall, enhancing access to the upper level. The main entrance off George Street will also be remodeled with a glazed roof and remodeled façade providing an enhanced first impression.
Joanne Wilkes of BMO Real Estate Partners, commented: “The designs being presented are based on feedback from local people and stakeholders and focus on the George Street entrance into the Bon Accord, alongside the pedestrian crossing on Upperkirkgate and Schoolhill and the space leading into the St Nicholas Centre from Union Street.”
The proposals have been drawn up within the guidelines laid out in the city centre masterplan.