Aparthotel plan for Aberdeen office building

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UK: Plans have been lodged to convert a city centre office building in Aberdeen into an aparthotel and a hotel.

If the planning application is successful, Denburn House on Union Terrace, will be operated by Point A Hotels, which has six properties in London and one in Glasgow.

The plans would see the main parts of the existing building, including the entire original stone Union Terrace frontage, side elevations and windows, retained.

A design statement for the application, prepared by agent Lambert Smith Hampton, said: "The split between hotel and aparthotel will be achieved by the inclusion of a fully separating wall construction that sits centrally within the plan and will provide maximum flexibility by allowing the hotel and serviced apartments to operate in full isolation."

The plans state the hotel will provide double, twin and accessible rooms while the aparthotel will have 57 studios. The existing stained glass logos of the Aberdeen County Office will be protected and reincorporated within the new front-of-house space.

The application also suggests the plan aligns with the council's desire to see more hotels in Aberdeen. It said: "Albeit the Masterplan does not specifically identify Denburn House for redevelopment or alternative use, the fact that Denburn House is within the city centre, falls within the Masterplan area and that the application proposals directly align with the council aspiration for more hotels in the city lead to the conclusion that the proposal is in line with and accords with the aspirations of the City Centre Masterplan."

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