The Aberdeen City Centre and Beach Masterplan (CCMBP) is a regeneration blueprint that is transforming the city centre while conserving its proud heritage. The goal is greater prosperity, a better quality of life for all, and encouraging people to walk or cycle more.
The Masterplan was shaped following extensive public consultation and unanimously approved by Aberdeen City Council in June 2015. A Review was held in 2021 and agreed at committee in May 2021.
Exciting changes are happening
A transformative regeneration of Aberdeen’s city centre, former market, and beach front was given the go-ahead at the November 2021 City Growth and Resources committee meeting.
The multi-million projects include changes to Union Street Central, the creation of a new city market, and the revitalisation of the beach area, with plans for a pier, new green hub, and a state-of-the-art sports area which could include a new stadium for Aberdeen FC.
Although the works are split into projects - city centre including Union Street and the West End, Aberdeen Market, Queen Street, the beach area, and combined city and beach areas – there are interdependencies of many of the work packages which will require them to be sequenced together.
All the projects, with the exception of the new market building, are in the design stages with extensive stakeholder consultation taking place including with children and young people.
The new market was given planning permission in May 2022 and it will be a destination venue featuring international-style food and drink outlets. The development will also create a pedestrian connectivity including escalators and lifts between Union Street and the bus and railway stations via The Green, and enliven Hadden Street and Market Street with urban realm improvements in and around The Green.
At the June 2022 Full Council meeting, several decisions were made for different projects within the CCMP. You can find out what the decisions were and the latest information below.