Aberdeen’s Bon Accord shopping centre in line for expansion

Aberdeen‘s Bon Accord Centre could be up for expansion after its owner Aberdeen Shopping Centre Ltd submitted a planning application to Aberdeen City Council.

The shopping centre operator is also seeking consent to improve and enhance Bon Accord‘s Crooked Lane, Loch Street and the George Street entrances.

The expansion proposal includes additional space for mixed-use, ranging from retail spaces, professional services, food & drink, business, hotels, flats, serviced apartments, access, services and all ancillary development.

“The proposals have the potential to transform an important and iconic area within the historic retail heart of the city,” said Joanne Wilkes, the head of in town retail at BMO REP, the firm represent Aberdeen Shopping Centre Ltd.

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“The plans have the overarching benefit of conforming with the recently adopted Local Development Plan and the vision of the City Centre Masterplan, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to the retail and floorspace growth identified within the council‘s retail capacity studies.

“Alongside new and exciting potential retail uses, the application allows for a mix of other possible uses, which combine to deliver exactly the kind of city centre-first retail investment, which has been identified as paramount within local and national planning policy.

“We look forward to working with the council on the application and taking forward our exciting plans and ideas.”

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