Aberdeen city centre masterplan approved
June 24 2015£280m city centre masterplan which calls for the implementation of dozens of projects including the part-pedestrianisation of Union Street.
A series of public consultations have already been held for BDP’s vision which entails housing, transportation and public realm interventions throughout the city; including pedestrian bridges across a refurbished and extended Union Terrace Gardens as well as crossing serving a new promenade and park by the River Dee.
Enhanced public spaces would be created through pedestrianisation of Guild Street and the formation of a ‘gateway building’ opposite the train station and the conversion of Commerce Street and Mounthooly roundabouts to crossroads.
A total of 1,500 new homes could be built within the masterplan area, a quarter of which would be classed as affordable, principally around a new residential quarter at Green Street and a new waterfront neighbourhood at Torry.
Support would also be offered to the redevelopment of Broadford Works as an ‘urban village’.
Elsewhere a new business quarter would be built at North Dee, bringing more than 100,000sq/ft of additional accommodation to market with redevelopment plans also in the works for the St. Nicholas Centre to form a new winter garden and food court.
These works would be delivered in a phased 20 year programme.
A network of new streets and public spaces could be built in two new districts north and south of the river
Back to June 2015
Like us on Facebook
Become a fan and share
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.