Aberdeen’s Peacock Visual Arts Centre could come back from the dead
July 25 2013
Competition winning designs drawn up by Brisac Gonzalez, as far back as June 2008, were unceremoniously dropped by Aberdeen City Council in 2009 – when Sir Ian Wood tabled alternative plans for the site.
The change of heart follows years of prevarication over what to do with the gardens and the subsequent loss of European grant funding and a £4.3m cheque from the Scottish Arts Council for the project, which also had planning permission.
In an attempt to break the impasse project architect Edgar Gonzalez had drawn up a number of half-way house schemes which would have entailed partially decking over road and rail lines to create a new square, whilst also accommodating the arts centre.
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