Aberdeen planners yield to high-rise hotel & student accommodation
October 29 2018
Aberdeen City Council is supporting a bid to demolish the Atholl House office block to enable construction of a 17-storey mixed use development comprising a 192-bed hotel, 413 student accommodation rooms and ground floor retail.
At the heart of halliday Fraser Munro's approach will be a new public square, offering direct access to both Guild Street and Bridge Street, serving as connective tissue between the railway station and Union Street.
In a report justifying approval council officers wrote: “Whilst the development has an impact on the setting of the A listed Aberdeen Rail Station, by reason of the scale of the proposed building relative to the modest scale of the station buildings, Historic Environment Scotland are content with the impact of the development on the station.”
The Station Gateway masterplan accepts the principle of high-rise development as the ‘scale and form’ of the existing Atholl House already impinges on its listed neighbours.
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