Aberdeen outlines vision for new residential quarter
Aberdeen City Council is to map out a programme of works for an “ambitious residential-led mixed use development” in the heart of the city.
The local authority said it regards Queen Street as an opportunity to deliver transformational placemaking and high-quality urbanism to complete the civic quarter of the city.
The development will incorporate key public services, cultural assets and high-quality public realm to support a core of contemporary urban living.
Planning Queen Street will focus on:
- Service demand – Public sector design opportunities
- Placemaking – Completing the urban quarter/civic heart
- Added value – Culture/amenity/city centre living
- Building demand – Securing our historic assets/high quality new build
The vision, being developed by planning officers, was shared with Aberdeen City Council’s capital programme committee.
Committee convener Councillor Marie Boulton said: “Placemaking is critical to the success of our city centre.
“Queen Street redevelopment will progress the themes identified in the City Centre Masterplan and aims to create social infrastructure through city centre living, cultural and civic functions.
“These will be incorporated with accessible and efficient service delivery for the people of Aberdeen.
“Service demand design, co-location and consolidation of the city’s civic functions will ensure efficient delivery is a key driver in how we achieve this.”