Affordable flats plan unveiled for vacant Aberdeen office block
Knight Property Group has lodged plans to convert an empty Aberdeen office building into affordable homes after failing to rent or sell the building.
The firm wants to deliver 26 one-bedroom affordable apartments on the upper floors of the four-storey City Point building on Chapel Street, with a retail unit included on the ground floor.
Under the plans, the roof would be covered with around 100 250-watt solar panels.
Arron Finnie, a partner at Ryden, revealed there has since been “no strong interest” in companies looking to buy the building.
“We have only conducted one viewing and the party immediately said it wasn’t of interest,” he added.
Mr Finnie said there was “clearly an oversupply” of office property in Aberdeen, estimating 2.8 million square feet of vacant space in the Granite City.
In a letter attached to the planning application, he said the age of buildings such as City Point, the lack of parking and the abundance of available property “point towards this building remaining vacant for some time”.