Union Square in line for 15 storey hotel tower
February 18 2016Union Square shopping mall on behalf of Hammerson, with an application for planning in principle for a new hotel and expanded retail, cinema and multi-storey car park.
This envisages a 120 bed hotel tower of up to 72m over 15 storeys rising above a parking and retail deck, possibly fronting onto Market Street, with a design inspired by Aberdeen’s maritime heritage.
A metal clad parking and retail structure is proposed to face the harbour in a phased sequence of development on the site of existing surface parking, replacing lost capacity with an expanded multi-storey car park.
In their design statement Benoy remarked: “The opportunity to extend Union Square is exciting and we have undertaken some initial and very early design work to explore how the extension might look. The aim is to create a destination space with multiple activities and opportunities for all. Within this space the potential connection to a viewing platform with views across Aberdeen and the Harbour will create a exciting and new style of destination for the city.”
Subject to approval Hammerson could commence work in 2017.
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