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Triple Kirks Aberdeen

TK: Historic Church Building in Northeast Scotland design by Halliday Fraser Munro Architects

26 Mar 2015

Party and sports bar set in old church, plus dance club with theme nights.

Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1JT

Phone: 01224 619920

Triple Kirks

Northeast Scotland Student Accommodation Proposal

The company behind a £20million office development plan for the historic site has tabled revised proposals to create student accommodation instead.

Dandara Ltd was due to complete its landmark office complex the Point this year, but now wants to build a high-end residential scheme for academics in the city centre.

The property firm believes council planners will look favourably upon the project, which fits with the Labour-led administration’s masterplan vision for more housing in the heart of the Aberdeen.

page updated 2 Jan 2016 ; 14 Dec 2015

Triple Kirks Dandara Proposal
Design: Halliday Fraser Munro Architects

Triple Kirks Aberdeen building development

Approval has been given for a 13-storey new accommodation facility at former Triple Kirks site in the heart of Aberdeen. The project is designed by local architects Halliday Fraser Munro.

Triple Kirks Aberdeen

The scheme is to develop derelict church has lain empty for many years will include 175 studio flats and 166 en-suite rooms for developer Dandara. The plans include a cafe, gym and various activity rooms in the £20 million scheme. Dandara bought the derelict building site from the Stewart Milne Group, which had secured planning permission for an office development.

Triple Kirks in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council’s planning development management committee convener, councillor Ramsay Milne, said he thought the proposal was “better quality” than previous plans for an office complex which were shelved due to a change in market conditions.

Triple Kirks Aberdeen development

Aberdeen architecture practice Halliday Fraser Munro were retained as architects following the change.

Triple Kirks Aberdeen proposal

17 May 2011
Triple Kirks Office Development
Design by Halliday Fraser Munro for £40m office development divided into three blocks on the Triple Kirks site, with retention and restoration of the A-listed spire.

Triple Kirks in Aberdeen

Apr 2008

Triple Kirks Redevelopment

Stewart Milne Developments acquires derelict Aberdeen building from Esson Properties. Redevelopment of the derelict building as offices proposed.

Triple Kirks Aberdeen
Date: 1843
Architect: Archibald Simpson

Grading: A-listed
Status: derelict since 1970’s

Single building housing three churches for three congregations

Stewart Milne Developments – house builder & developer based in Aberdeen
Esson Properties – property development & investment company based in Aberdeen

Esson gained planning consent in 1999 for £11m redevelopment
Grade A office development proposed by Stewart Milne

Ed – One of my first jobs in an architect’s practice was drawing up a proposal for this building for Aberdeen architects William Cowie Partnership, that was back in 1989!

Location: Triple Kirks, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Scotland

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