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New flats on the cards for Aberdeen seafront

July 24 2017

New flats on the cards for Aberdeen seafront
David Gauld Architect’s have brought forward plans to build eight, two-bedroom flats on Aberdeen’s Seaforth Road, supplanting an existing industrial premise.

This is set to be demolished and the land re-graded together with new boundary walls and railing s to allow construction of the new homes, some of which will benefit frombay windows and Juliet balconies overlooking the North Sea.

A design statement read: “The flats will be positioned on the Northern portion of the site and be four storeys high as per those to the North facing the site. The main living areas face Seaforth Road and the designated frontage of the building. The eastern most flats will benefit from a large bay window in the North east corner which will have French doors on both North and East aspects and ‘Juliet’ balconies to take advantage of the views towards the North Sea.”

The flats will be finished in smooth render and zinc panels above a synthetic granite base storey.

A 2015 application for the same site was refused on the basis of a lack of amenity space
A 2015 application for the same site was refused on the basis of a lack of amenity space
A proposed view from the west looking along Seaforth Road
A proposed view from the west looking along Seaforth Road


boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 24 Jul 2017 at 12:29 PM
Oooh, lovely stuff!
You can't go wrong with lots of glazing and juilet balconies on the north/east of a building, especially in Aberdeen...
#2 Posted by Cameron on 24 Jul 2017 at 13:01 PM
dave-the -detailer
#3 Posted by dave-the -detailer on 24 Jul 2017 at 13:20 PM
possibly the most amateur set of planning drawings i've ever seen....
#4 Posted by Jamie on 24 Jul 2017 at 13:23 PM
This is just so sad - please, make an effort...?! Surely it wouldn't be too difficult to take a photo of the site and show the building in that context. Or at least suggest that there is some awareness of the fact that the building is going to be in a 'real' place.
Seriously, this just lazy - and would be unacceptable from a student.
eddie ross
#5 Posted by eddie ross on 24 Jul 2017 at 13:33 PM
Seaforth Road is not on the sea front. Quarter of a mile at its nearest point.
#6 Posted by David on 24 Jul 2017 at 13:41 PM
I love a building with a designated frontage
Craig Stirrat
#7 Posted by Craig Stirrat on 24 Jul 2017 at 14:08 PM
Nice alternative use in this residential area just off King Street - bit of a misnomer in the title of this article though "Aberdeen seafront" - its about half a mile away - and takes about 10mins to walk to the seafront!
Basil Fawlty
#8 Posted by Basil Fawlty on 24 Jul 2017 at 14:27 PM
#5...You can see the sea. It's over there between the land and the sky..
#9 Posted by Al on 24 Jul 2017 at 17:09 PM
Its half-way down Seaforth Road - Good view of Trinity Cemetery though.
#10 Posted by Granite on 25 Jul 2017 at 10:28 AM
Weak scheme badly presented.

Also, the balustrades are surely non compliant these days- a nice little ladder for toddlers to climb up and fall over? :-(
#11 Posted by UrbanRealm on 25 Jul 2017 at 11:56 AM
Jamie - context photos are available on the planning app. I've posted a few.
#12 Posted by Matt on 25 Jul 2017 at 14:31 PM
Yep, worked better without context....
Looks like a bad scheme from 1991. What the hell is happening in Aberdeen?
scurrys delight
#13 Posted by scurrys delight on 25 Jul 2017 at 17:46 PM
context is great - shows the cream render on the adjacent property from the 80's streaked and marked...wonder if this white render is magical and will stay clean? answers on a postcard to the usual addy...
#14 Posted by Egbert on 26 Jul 2017 at 10:43 AM
Malcy Tucker
#15 Posted by Malcy Tucker on 27 Jul 2017 at 17:02 PM
Its like Aberdeen and the city planners never learn from the multiple mistakes over the years. Architects still churning out this sub par stocks should be struck off.
Don Diamante
#16 Posted by Don Diamante on 30 Jul 2017 at 16:29 PM
Is this architecture?
What is wrong with people these days? Just another pathetic half-baked scheme to go with all the rest of the cheapskate next-generation-slums down that end of town, absolutely no imagination or effort and, worse still, wouldn't even hold its own compared to the latest ACC council housing.


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