Balfour Beatty to deliver £25.7 million Union Terrace Gardens ‘transformation’

BALFOUR Beatty has been chosen to lead the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) by Aberdeen City Council.

The project will turn the Victorian park into a modern space with a design that includes three pavilions, a walkway from Union Street, landscaping and lighting, and the refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches.

Balfour Beatty will deliver the £25.7 million regeneration works after taking part in a competitive tendering process. The first phase of work will include building a permanent safety structure on Union Bridge.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s regional MD of Scotland and Ireland said, “We are looking forward to working with Aberdeen City Council to transform the historic Union Terrace Gardens, which on completion will significantly contribute to the Council’s City Centre Masterplan. Our construction expertise coupled with our experience in regenerating public spaces makes us ideally positioned to deliver the three new pavilions and sympathetically upgrade this much-loved historic space which will benefit the local community and visitors alike for years to come.”

LDA Design developed plans for UTG based on concepts in the City Centre Masterplan. The plans were refined in response to public and stakeholder feedback and approved by Aberdeen City Council last year.