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Aberdeen cinema begins new life as office space

April 28 2016

Aberdeen cinema begins new life as office space
Aberdeen’s Capitol cinema has been given a second lease of life as 72,600sq/ft of office accommodation following a £30m redevelopment spearheaded by Keppie Design, M&G and Knight Property Group.

Original features from the art deco venue have been incorporated into the build including a signature canopy entrance and inner vestibule doors, art deco light fittings and clocks, pilasters and motifs.

James Barrack, managing director of Knight Property Group, commented: “At the heart of the Capitol redevelopment is a desire to bring new life to an iconic but derelict building. Incorporating the old with the new, we have worked closely with the project architects, Keppie Design, to ensure that the building seamlessly moves from the 1930’s art deco front of house into the column free grade A office space in the back.”

Gary Craig, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired added, “To have a complex of this stature and importance within the Business Improvement District is a major coup for the BID zone and I commend the project’s team for their foresight in developing a new chapter in the life of what is one of the city’s most iconic buildings.”

The top floor of the development has been pre-let to Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Prior to redevelopment the cinema had lain derelict for five years
Prior to redevelopment the cinema had lain derelict for five years
The art deco foyer serves as a grand entrance space for the complex complex
The art deco foyer serves as a grand entrance space for the complex complex


#1 Posted by rankbadyin on 28 Apr 2016 at 11:13 AM
What in the name of all that is good is that building in image 2? Did someone in UR just photoshop that in from the last Tron film?
#2 Posted by Neil on 28 Apr 2016 at 11:16 AM
Superb view of the subtle and sensitive piece of townscape that is Union Plaza in image 2. I'm sure this new tower will look just as good from the other side...
#3 Posted by David on 28 Apr 2016 at 13:23 PM
I know it's not connected to this project, but what on god's earth is that massive black and white box in the sky-line view???

Please tell me that is just a montage?
#4 Posted by JBB on 28 Apr 2016 at 22:58 PM
Here's hoping that this and the infinitely more appealing adjacent Silver Fin will help with some sort of regeneration of this part of Union Street.
Ps Nice dirty brace spoiling the view in one picture....
#5 Posted by Terra on 3 May 2016 at 01:36 AM
Fantastic! They really did a great job with this. Love the '30s vibe they've got going on. There's another really nice office development getting built right next door to this aswell. Well done Aberdeen!
A Local Pleb
#6 Posted by A Local Pleb on 3 May 2016 at 12:47 PM
The main shot has been photoshopped to remove the presence of the Silver Fin building to the right which is well will never look like that and certainly does not now as the Capitol nears completion!
I note the fly through on the marketing website ignores it as well!

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