Aberdeen eyes ‘café culture’ as part of £1.5m Belmont Quarter plans

A drop-in consultation has opened in Aberdeen on plans to create a permanent ‘café culture’ in the Belmont Quarter.

It comes as part of Aberdeen City Council’s £1.5 million investment in the quarter, which will look to help grow city centre employment, create a metropolitan look which will develop as an ‘attractive’ food and drink destination, and become a ‘culturally distinctive’ neighbourhood.

The drop-in event includes two options for the area for what the café culture could look like. The local authority said barrier outdoor seating with umbrellas could be in place in late autumn, or shelter structures which could be installed next spring.

The event is complemented by an online consultation and includes operational plans for how the Belmont Quarter would work for deliveries, waste trucks, and other requirements depending on the design chosen.

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said, “It is fantastic to be able to have this drop-in event along with an online consultation and we’d encourage people who live and work in the Belmont Quarter area to come along, see what the two proposals are, and give feedback to the team.

“The café culture in the Belmont Quarter is just one of several exciting changes happening in the city centre and we look forward to what’s coming up in the months ahead.”