Aberdeen theatre redevelopment to move on site
October 2 2013
Knight Property Group are developing the project on a speculative basis, making it the largest such scheme to break ground in the city.
This will see the front of house areas of the Capitol Theatre retained whilst land to the rear is cleared to make way for a 70,000 sq/ft office block, designed by Keppie.
An escalator will ferry occupants directly between retained and new build elements, which incorporate a mixture of stonework, glass and curtain walling.
James Barrack, director of Knight Property Group, said: “We have consulted with Historic Scotland during the planning process to ensure that many of the original art deco features within the building are retained and restored. As part of this, we are also working with the Aberdeen Theatre Organ Trust to remove the original Compton Organ carefully, piece by piece, so that it can be recovered, re-homed and displayed to the public at an Aberdeen location.”
The scheme is scheduled for completion in 2015
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