Proposals to build a new 210-bedroom hotel in the North Dee area of Aberdeen city centre have been announced by Drum Property Group.
A detailed planning application has been submitted by Drum for consideration by Aberdeen City Council. Subject to planning consent, the new 90,000 square foot complex will be built by Drum, with construction beginning before the end of 2015. The hotel operator will be confirmed in due course.
Situated at the former derelict Aberdeen Seafood Park on Poynernook Road, the new hotel will form part of Drum Property Group’s ‘The Grande’ development, which will shortly see the completion of the 120,000 square feet Annan House office complex for oil major EnQuest.
The Grande, which is bounded by Palmerston Road, Raik Road, Poynernook Road and Stell Road, is helping regenerate a long neglected area in the heart of the city and is expected to bring considerable economic benefits to the surrounding vicinity including the harbour.
Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director at Drum Property Group, said:
“As Annan House nears completion, we are delighted to announce our plans for the next phase of The Grande. The new hotel will play a key role in the ongoing physical regeneration and services provision in the North Dee area, which was recently identified as the main office district in the new Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan.
Being adjacent to the railway and bus stations, the Union Square Shopping Centre and the harbour, the hotel will be ideally located to take advantage of the demand for hotel rooms in Aberdeen, which was again recognised as a ‘Hotel Super City ‘ in 2014.
This is an exciting time for the redevelopment of Aberdeen city centre and we look forward to working with the Council and all other local stakeholders in bringing a new hotel brand for the area we can all be proud of.”