TELEREAL Trillium has announced a public consultation on its proposed redevelopment of Greyfriars House in Aberdeen City Centre will begin with an exhibition today.
The event, to be held from 4.00pm-7.30pm at the property (54 Gallowgate, AB10 1LQ) will be the first opportunity for local residents and businesses to see Telereal Trillium’s initial proposals for replacing the existing disused, 1970s office block with a modern residential development.
In late August this year, Telereal Trillium lodged a Proposal of Application Notice for a planning application to be submitted in respect of the major redevelopment of the Greyfriars House site. Telereal Trillium envisages the site could provide up to 140 new high-quality homes to meet growing demand for modern city centre living in Aberdeen.
Greyfriars House has been empty since January 2019 when its long-term tenant the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), vacated the building. The offices have been on the market for over 12 months attracting no serious, viable interest in the existing premises.
Having held recent discussions with the City Councils Planning Department, it is accepted in principle that the property is well located and better suited for a residential development.
Sam Rosenkranz, Asset Manager at Telereal Trillium, said: “We are pleased to be taking forward a redevelopment proposal which accords with the City Council’s planning policy of encouraging city centre living. We do not underestimate the work involved to re-purpose a site for residential use in the city centre but are ready to embark on the planning application process with meaningful public and statutory consultations to deliver a successful scheme for the City.”