Muse Developments refine Marischal Square proposals
December 17 2013
As the name suggests Marischal Square will incorporate a new pedestrian space at the foot of Marischal College, this will be connected visually and physically to Provost Skene’s House which is slowly emerging from the shadow of Aberdeen City Council’s former offices to serve as a new focal point for the area.
Muse were selected to deliver the £100m mixed use development of office, hotel, restaurant, leisure and civic space back in April and Marriott Residence Inn already signed up as preferred hotel operator.
Stephen Barker, director at Halliday Fraser Munro, said: “The design isn’t complete, we’re only halfway through that process, and we are changing that design as we go along.
For the past fifty years St Nicholas House has hidden Provost Skene’s House so we’re looking to bring the heights down and open up views.
“We’re looking very closely at the materials and granite is going to be a big part of it however many people have asked us to add some colour to the scheme through the architecture and green spaces.”
A planning application is scheduled to be filed at the end of February.
The plans entail recreation of Guestrow, one of a number of historic streets which once criss-crossed the site
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