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July 8 2021

Redundant Altens office block set for a residential makeover

Halliday Fraser Munro has returned with fresh plans to reimagine Aberdeen's Quattro House as mixed tenure apartments on behalf of Faro Properties.

Planning permission in principle is sought to convert the current Altens office block into 64 apartments with a further 32 new build flats alongside following the failure to attract new tenants.

Located in a largely industrial area the work will see two extensions, retaining only the quad of the original structure, from here it is intended to erect an L-plan apartment block to the immediate south.

Explaining their strategy the architects said: "The site at Quattro House is a vacant office buildings which despite marketing for lease or sale over the last 6 years has been unsuccessful. Therefore, an alternative use is being sought to bring this building back into effective use. The alternative is the demolition and marketing of a brownfield site for development. It is considered that the proposed reuse and re-proposing of the existing building provides a sustainable, low carbon design solution."

This will necessitate removal of the current facade and roof enabling an additional two storeys to be added behind a common concrete skin frame and base course with bronze coloured projecting frames, brick and infill metal panels.

Landscaping to the retained quad will create an amenity space and an existing tree belt to the north will be retained. 

A central car park is to be remodeled as a residents courtyard
A central car park is to be remodeled as a residents courtyard
Extensions to the main building will be removed to facilitate the work
Extensions to the main building will be removed to facilitate the work

6 Comments

Daniel
#1 Posted by Daniel on 8 Jul 2021 at 09:42 AM
I, for one, would love to live on a business park next to a dual carriageway.
Lb
#2 Posted by Lb on 8 Jul 2021 at 12:02 PM
I seriously need to know something, why does HFM manage to sink their claws into every single development in this city? Are other firms scared away by the mere mention of Aberdeen?
Jimbob Tanktop
#3 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 8 Jul 2021 at 12:19 PM
Making home look like a workplace is the new working from home.
Tried
#4 Posted by Tried on 8 Jul 2021 at 13:56 PM
Lb, it's a serious question. Many have tried and few have succeeded. Cosa Nostra, Prima Notte, and an assumed Divine Right spring to mind from experience. It's not a nice way to behave.
Fitz Hat
#5 Posted by Fitz Hat on 9 Jul 2021 at 13:51 PM
Developers in Aberdeen tend to appoint people based in Aberdeen. It’s not that complicated.
Him macoll
#6 Posted by Him macoll on 9 Jul 2021 at 22:48 PM
Aye, lads it's a grand place for allotments!

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