City Centre Masterplan

The Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) is a regeneration blueprint that is transforming the city centre while conserving its proud heritage. The goal is greater prosperity and a better quality of life for all.

The Masterplan was shaped following extensive public consultation and unanimously approved by Aberdeen City Council in June 2015.

Eight objectives feed through the Masterplan:

  • Changing perceptions
  • Growing the city centre employment base
  • A metropolitan outlook
  • A living city for everyone
  • Made in Aberdeen
  • Revealing waterfronts
  • Technologically advanced and environmentally responsible
  • Culturally distinctive

In all, it has 50 projects that range from delivering enhanced civic space to helping support exciting new events like the Great Aberdeen Run. Consultancy BDP, which drew up the Masterplan, estimated that over the next 25 years it could attract £1 billion of investment - the bulk from the private sector - and create thousands of new jobs.

The City Centre Masterplan is helping make Aberdeen an even better place to live, work, visit and do business.

City Centre Masterplan review

A review of the CCMP was agreed at a meeting of the city growth and resources committee in May 2021 as it was first approved in 2015 and there have been several achievements to date including the completion of Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Music Hall, Marischal Square, and Broad Street. Over the coming months, there will be completion of Provost Skene’s House and the regeneration of Union Terrace Gardens. 

A public consultation was held recently as part of the review for people to give their views on the area, allocating points to indicate how important an issue is.

The review will be in a report which will be considered by committee at a later date.

The Spaces for People works which were carried out to Union Street – pedestrianising the section between Market Street and Union Terrace to allow for 2m of physical distancing for pedestrians - are part of the review. 

These Union Street Spaces for People interventions will be reported to the city growth and resources committee in August as part to the CCMP review along with the BHS and Market buildings proposals.

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