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June 19 2014

Dandara move on site with The Point
Dandara has committed to begin speculative construction of a £20m office building in Aberdeen city centre on October following completion of on-site enabling works.

The green light was given in order to meet growing demand for office space in the city from the energy sector The Point will be built on the site of the A-listed former Triple Kirks and offer 80,000sq/ft of open plan floor space around its retained spire.

Gavin Wyley, managing director of Dandara in Aberdeen, said: “We plan to begin development very soon and are in a position to move forward quickly thanks to planning permission having already been granted by Aberdeen City Council.

“Elected members voted to embrace the future by approving Halliday Fraser Munro’s design for The Point, and we can now begin our work to enhance the city centre by restoring one of its great landmarks.”

Completion is pencilled in for late 2015.
A rooftop balcony will offer close-up views of the Archibald Simpson designed steeple
A rooftop balcony will offer close-up views of the Archibald Simpson designed steeple
Dandara are confident od signing tenants from the energy sector by late 2015
Dandara are confident od signing tenants from the energy sector by late 2015

9 Comments

SJF1988
#1 Posted by SJF1988 on 20 Jun 2014 at 11:19 AM
Thank goodness it's incorporating a traditional 'Rooftop Balcony', a must have feature of any northern city!
dbr
#2 Posted by dbr on 20 Jun 2014 at 13:27 PM
what an ugly brute! what is the point of keeping the kirk tower?
Matt
#3 Posted by Matt on 20 Jun 2014 at 13:58 PM
Truly abysmal scheme. Squeezing the crap out of Aberdeen's historical structures seems to be de riguour. Well done HFM.... another beaut.
Egbert
#4 Posted by Egbert on 20 Jun 2014 at 14:05 PM
Agree with #2 - barely worth the kirk tower being there at all, utterly diminished as it is by its smothering jacket of crushingly generic offices.
Ella h
#5 Posted by Ella h on 20 Jun 2014 at 14:40 PM
OMG Not seen anything this bad in a long time. Planners PLEASE stop this.
Al Capone
#6 Posted by Al Capone on 20 Jun 2014 at 16:13 PM
I would be very keen to see the visual impact from Schoolhill looking North.
Just did a quick interweb search to see if any pic's exist....strange that for such a relentlessly prolific firm, in Aberdeen at least, HFM have no website other than a static page with contact details. Speaks volumes...
CADMonkey
#7 Posted by CADMonkey on 20 Jun 2014 at 23:40 PM
I disagree. I think this is actually a pretty good commercial solution given the brief the architects will have been given to make it stack. Looks like it will be a great place to work.
Art Vandelay
#8 Posted by Art Vandelay on 21 Jun 2014 at 16:17 PM
Word of warning…make sure your speakers are turned off when you watch the video. The soundtrack is more than a little cringe-y.
Partick Bateman
#9 Posted by Partick Bateman on 24 Jun 2014 at 08:59 AM
"a pretty good commercial solution"

That sums up most architecture these days.

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