Former dairy site in Aberdeen could become Scotland’s biggest EV charging station

28/11/2023
The site on Craigshaw Drive

A HUGE four-acre EV charging station which could charge up to 50 commercial vehicles at the same time could soon help power up Aberdeen’s move to clean transport.

The Greenspan Agency – an Edinburgh-based consultancy – has entered talks with Aberdeen City Council about building what would be Scotland’s biggest commercial vehicle EV charging site at Craigshaw Drive, on the former Muller Dairies site.

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The project will offer high-powered charging for buses, HGVs, taxis and vans next to grid infrastructure 

Greenspan is acting on behalf of Craigshaw Drive EV Limited, which is planning to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging hub and sub-20 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on the land.

In a letter to the local authority, Greenspan says the project will support the city’s net zero ambitions and that the developer is already in talks with a number of partners.

It said: “Small roadside EV charging locations, of a size and design similar to petrol stations and away from key electricity grid infrastructure, are appropriate only for emergency top-up charging of larger commercial EVs. 

“There is a need for higher-powered charging adjacent to grid infrastructure. The proposed development can offer this. In addition, longer duration charging areas facilitate full recharge and serve as a base for vehicle fleets. This project aims to help meet that need. 

“The developer is already working with a core group of strategic partners in the bus, taxi, and haulage sectors who understand the benefit of this project for their businesses.”

The site was previously used by Muller Dairies for bulk import of milk, storage, bottling and distribution. 

The site was vacated in 2019 and the buildings were demolished between 2021 and 2022.

Click here to view the plans.

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