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Decision on proposed Aberdeen FC stadium deferred till October

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May 24 2017

Decision on proposed Aberdeen FC stadium deferred till October
Aberdeen City Council is expected to defer a decision on whether grant approval to Aberdeen Football Club’s Kingsford Stadium plans until October in order to meet requests for additional supporting information.

This include additional environmental surveys for the £50m sports hub although the club remain confident that the project remains deliverable in time for the 2020/21 season.

As part of this process the club has also published fresh visualisations of the Dons new home, which is expected to be delivered in two phases with community and sports facilities preceding delivery of the stadium itself.

George Yule, executive vice chairman of Aberdeen Football Club, said: “Although this is later than we had hoped, we are confident that, if planning permission is granted in October, we will still meet the original target timescales of completing the community sports campus and football training academy in 2018 and the new stadium for the 2020/21 season.”

The latest iteration of the design features a ‘softened’ external façade following feedback from planners.

2 Comments

Andrew B.
#1 Posted by Andrew B. on 25 May 2017 at 12:46 PM
As an Architect I have been fascinated watching the construction of the new ACEE. Thinking about it, surely it would be a better idea to locate the new stadium at the same location. If you look at google maps its really close / walking distance to the Aberdeen - Dyce railway line and makes sense to build a railway stop there. Along with the new AWPR junction, park and ride and airport would provide an excellent centre for the ACEE and Stadium ?
Terra
#2 Posted by Terra on 30 May 2017 at 20:59 PM
Get it built Aberdeen!

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