Wanted: construction firm for Union Terrace Gardens

Contractors have been invited to bid for the job of regenerating the historic Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council has issued a contract notice for the flagship City Centre Masterplan project, which has an estimated construction value (excluding VAT) of £19 million.

The design includes a new walkway from Union Street; landscaping and lighting; pavilions on Union Street, Union Terrace and Rosemount Viaduct; and the refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches.

Councillor Marie Boulton, lead on the City Centre Masterplan, said: “There has already been significant interest from the construction supply chain in what is a hugely prestigious project and we look forward to seeing the response to the tender invitation.

“The design respects the heritage value of the site and our aspirations for it to be a high-quality inclusive space.

“In selecting a construction company, we willensure we have the very best people for the job whilst delivering value for money for the public.”

Bids for the work, which is expected to take 18-24 months, will be brought back to the Council for consideration.

The detailed planning application was unanimously approved by the Planning Development Management Committee in March this year.

The contract notice can be found here.