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Aberdeen’s Capitol building nabs BCO award

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April 12 2017

Aberdeen’s Capitol building nabs BCO award
A refurbished former cinema on Aberdeen’s Union Street has been lauded by the British Council of Offices in the latest round of their annual property awards, securing a win in the best commercial workplace category.

Designed by Keppie on behalf of Knight Property Group and M&G Real Estate, the project retained many of the cinemas art deco features while inserting modern office space above and behind.

Fraser Low, director of Keppie Interiors, commented: “Considering what we encountered on our first building visit, I am delighted that the clarity of our initial design thinking remains true in the finished spaces. This is testament to our client’s early buy-in and the team’s unwavering drive for sympathetic restoration married to innovative workplace ideas.”
Judges praised the regeneration work
Judges praised the regeneration work
Period features have been retained for the redevelopment
Period features have been retained for the redevelopment

7 Comments

Capone
#1 Posted by Capone on 12 Apr 2017 at 09:14 AM
Wow, really??! Looks like the interior of a mob bosses palace!
bob
#2 Posted by bob on 12 Apr 2017 at 09:28 AM
Well Done Keppie !

An award for Keppie for a project in Aberdeen

the Luvie Brigade will be smarting !

Donovan
#3 Posted by Donovan on 12 Apr 2017 at 10:27 AM
I'm sure it will be up for more awards too - the Carbuncle Award springs to mind...
Beetlejuice
#4 Posted by Beetlejuice on 12 Apr 2017 at 13:57 PM
Considering that the majority of Keppie's staff that worked on this project were made redundant from the closure of the Perth office not long after completion - this smacks a bit!
A Local Pleb
#5 Posted by A Local Pleb on 19 Apr 2017 at 19:12 PM
I take it that gross box that sits atop didn't form part of the judges consideration when allocating the award? The interior of that is just your typical bland Cat A office spec...they're lucky they had the cinema element to give it a little bit of character!
Local loon
#6 Posted by Local loon on 20 Apr 2017 at 22:47 PM
All kneel at the next new false idol....
It does have a 1930's feel to it....any shoeshine boys in reception?
YecantakthalounootoAberdeen...
#7 Posted by YecantakthalounootoAberdeen... on 21 Apr 2017 at 15:25 PM
Sad to see it as a corporate office - I saw many great bands there, from 1979 onwards...

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