Union Terrace Gardens is being revitalised – the aim being to conserve the Victorian park’s heritage while enhancing access, amenity and activity.
The redesign is based on six priorities identified through the Masterplan process, including preserving green space and improving safety.
Plans, drawn up by award-winning landscape design consultancy, LDA Design, were approved in principle by Aberdeen City Council in March 2017. The detailed planning application for UTG was submitted in April 2017 and is awaiting determination.
The design has developed in response to feedback from key stakeholders. Refinements made allow for any future development of the adjacent railway and in addition follow advice from Historic Environment Scotland about enhancing heritage assets.
The amendment includes realigning the UTG/Union Bridge walkway and modifying the position and appearance of the Union Street/Union Terrace building.
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