Historic city centre bank could become student homes

The interior of the former TSB building on Union Terrace

A HISTORIC former TSB bank in Aberdeen City Centre could soon be transformed into student flats overlooking Union Terrace Gardens.

Dunbar-based student flat operator Bauhaus – run by businessman Simon Flame – is seeking permission to convert the grand building on 17-19 Union Terrace into 28 apartments.

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The former TSB, on the corner of Diamond Place and Union Terrace, has a banking hall at ground floor level, upper floor offices and a basement.

A 40-seater cinema would be created in the basement, along with a gym and laundry.

There would be a reception, large “social space” and music room on the ground floor along with four rooms.

A “silent library” would be created on the first floor, along with two more bedrooms.

The rest of the rooms would be spread across the second, third and fourth floors.

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