Council unveils fresh images of beach revamp

The first phase will revolve around developing a “play factory” for children

ABERDEEN City Council has revealed new images of what the beach area could look like following a planned regeneration project.

A report going before councillors next week has brought the regeneration project to life with a series of new artist impressions.

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The overhaul – featuring a new amphitheater, an events field and the play area – has been priced at £48million, with preliminary work poised to begin within months.

The project would be the first phase of the beach masterplan, which if it is fully delivered with a potential stadium included, could cost £441 million, according to officials.

The first phase of the project would revolve around developing a “play factory” for children, and events field.

Walkways and cycling lanes will also be upgraded to form a “pedestrian spine” between the different zones.

The local authority hopes this would reduce car journeys in the area by at least 20%, while also encourage double the footfall into beachfront.

The beach park will form a new interactive playground for children, which officials hope will make the beachfront more vibrant and engaging.

The play park will be composed with different futuristic elements to “bring drama and animation to spaces” – including eye-catching UFO-like slides and swings.

A bespoke play structure – called the Rope Factory – will be erected at the core of the playground as a unique feature.

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