John Street, Aberdeen


CLIENT: Downing Students

SECTOR: All, Student Accommodation

STATUS: Planning

Occupying a vacant and derelict site in the centre of Aberdeen the proposals comprise 374 bedrooms in two 6 and 8 storey blocks arranged a central courtyard.

The blocks respond positively to the immediate context to reinforce the street frontage to John Street by infilling the previous gap site and introduce a ‘landmark’ tower feature at the prominent south west corner. A sympathetic pallette of facing brick, ceramic and metal cassette rainscreen systems are applied to create a contemporary aesthetic which responds to the industrial heritage of the site.

An application for full planning consent was submitted in October 2016 in anticipation of a potential site commencement in Autumn 2018.

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