Student accommodation plan for Aberdeen’s Triple Kirks given green light

Triple Kirks student planPlans to develop the former Triple Kirks site in the heart of Aberdeen into a world-class new accommodation facility for academics have been approved.

The derelict church has lain empty for many years, and the 13-storey project will include 175 studio flats and 166 en-suite rooms.

Developer Dandara also plans to include a cafe, gym and various activity rooms in the £20 million scheme.

Aberdeen City Council’s planning development management committee convener, councillor Ramsay Milne, said he thought the proposal was “better quality” than previous plans for an office complex which were shelved due to a change in market conditions. The firm bought the derelict Triple Kirks site from the Stewart Milne Group, which had secured planning permission for an office development.

Halliday Fraser Munro were retained as architects following the change.

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