Chance to learn more about Union Terrace Gardens delivery plan Aug 13 2019 | Aberdeen City council

Councillors Jenny Laing, Douglas Lumsden and Marie Boulton at Union Terrace Gardens.

Councillors Jenny Laing, Douglas Lumsden and Marie Boulton at Union Terrace Gardens.

A public drop-in session is to be held in Aberdeen to share details about plans to transform Union Terrace Gardens (UTG). 

The £25.7m Aberdeen City Council project will include the creation of new entrances and walkways, three pavilions, landscaping and lighting, and the refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches. 

Members of the project team will be on hand at Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, from 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday, August 21, to discuss the delivery programme. No booking is required. 

Plans for UTG were approved by Aberdeen City Council last year. 

Councillor Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture and City Centre Masterplan spokesperson, said: “Residents have played a key role in advancing plans for Union Terrace Gardens, firstly by sharing their aspirations for the gardens during the Masterplan consultation and then again when offering feedback on the design concept. 

“The drop-in event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the delivery programme itself and how that will be phased. 

“The Council is committed to continuing to work with the community as we take forward this flagship project, one that benefit the city for generations to come.” 

Balfour Beatty has been appointed to carry out the work, which is expected to be completed by Summer 2021. 

This week council leaders took part in a turf-cutting ceremony ahead of the construction start next month.

 

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