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Aberdeen sees the light with city centre masterplan

February 5 2018

Aberdeen sees the light with city centre masterplan
Aberdeen City Council has approved a lighting strategy that will see a dozen creative lighting projects undertaken across various landmarks, streetscapes, waterfront and civic spaces.

Aberdeen in Colour, A City Centre Masterplan, was drawn up by creative lighting consultancy Steensen Varming alongside urban designers McGregor Coxall, with a view to spending £6.5m over the next five years showing key locations such as Union Street, the River Dee and St Nicholas Kirk in a new light.

Intended to improve after hours safety as well as new opportunities for public art and events the new initiative will overhaul the ‘generally poor’ standard of current lighting provision to improve visual wayfinding and give the city a proper nighttime presence.

The latest smart lighting technology will be utilized throughout the project to meet public demand for ‘responsive’ and ‘surprisiing’ solutions.

Business cases will now be developed to prove the long-term viability of each installation.


#1 Posted by MV on 5 Feb 2018 at 13:12 PM
Are the lights really bright and really warm? Going by the sunglasses and shorts - they must be. Bizarre image.
Bill S
#2 Posted by Bill S on 6 Feb 2018 at 10:02 AM
This cannot be a serious visual! Steensen Varming have a lot to answer to if it is; not only are the people completely out of scale, but the idea that someone would be wearing shorts and sunnies in Aberdeen, at night, watching a light show is ridiculous. It looks like a first year's Uni project.

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