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Ryden secures approval for development of Broadford Works mill site

20th September 2018

Ryden’s planning team in Aberdeen has today secured unanimous Planning Committee approval for the development of Broadford Works in Aberdeen.

Acting on behalf of Inhabit Development Ltd, Ryden lodged a number of detailed applications this year for the regeneration of the site and associated listed buildings. This included an application for listed building consent for partial demolition and redevelopment of the Grey Mill building approved by Planning Committee today.

The decision by the Planning Committee represents a significant milestone in delivering the wider redevelopment of the Category A listed site, which has been derelict for close to 15 years.

Michael Lorimer, Planning Partner, Ryden Aberdeen said: “These decisions demonstrate further positive sentiment and investment taking place within the Aberdeen property market, as we emerge from a period of uncertainty following the oil recession.

The multi-million pound transformation of the site and conversion of the remaining listed mill buildings will create a new urban village on the edge of Aberdeen City Centre to include private rented sector flats, student accommodation and a variety of commercial and retail uses. It's a great vote of confidence for the city.”

Ryden is retained as planning consultant for Broadford Works and has also provided valuation services.

Michael Lorimer

Michael Lorimer is a chartered town planner with over 10 years experience working in both public and private practice, having previously been a Senior Planner with Aberdeenshire Council.

He is involved in a diverse range of projects, helping secure permission for complex housing, business and mixed-use developments. He has also been extensively involved in the preparation and progression of large scale Development Frameworks and Masterplans through the planning process for major house builders across North East Scotland.

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