Ryden | Planning

The front section of the former Aberdeen Exhibition And Conference Centre could be transformed for retail use and a foodbank as part of proposals from new owners King’s Community Church.

Earlier this year the religious organisation acquired this part of the disused site, including its observation tower, from the city council in a deal worth almost £1.8 million.

Ryden has submitted a planning application to Aberdeen City Council to formally change the allocated use for part of the Bridge of Don site, Balgownie One, which sits behind of the former entrance for the AECC.

Currently designated as a six-floor office block, the application proposes that only one floor of it will be retained for this purpose.