Aberdeen: Bridge of Don


Situated to the north of Aberdeen City Centre and with direct routes into the city centre and Aberdeen International Airport via the new £750million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) the site which previously housed the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) offers an attractive mixed-use development opportunity. The site covers 18.4ha (45.5acres) five miles north of Aberdeen City Centre and sits within an attractive coastal position between Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen Energy Park and a residential suburb of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council have undertaken to relocate the AECC to a new site at Bucksburn, close to Aberdeen International Airport, where a contemporary new events centre will be provided along with ancillary, supporting uses. Once the new facility is operational, the existing site will become redundant and alternative uses must be found for the site.

The site previously housed Aberdeen’s exhibition and conferencing centre, which moved to a new facility in 2019. The site is being brought forward by Aberdeen City Council and HBD, the Council’s development partner with a vision to deliver a redeveloped, high quality mixed-use urban environment to re-energise this part of the City following the move of the conferencing and exhibition facilities.

The site will be cleared and serviced prior to disposal of the packages for purchase or lease.


Site clearance and site servicing works will begin in 2020 with sites then available for disposal. The site is allocated in the Aberdeen Local Development Plan (LDP) 2017 as an opportunity site for mixed-use development, including both commercial, leisure and residential opportunities. HBD and Aberdeen City Council will clear the site of existing buildings and look to install appropriate infrastructure to allow the creation of development plots.


Aberdeen City Council, working with HBD will proactively work to bring the site to the market. Parties interested in purchasing or leasing any parts of the site or wishing to discuss potential uses should contact Aberdeen City Council.


Aberdeen City Council Estates Team
E: estates@aberdeencity.gov.uk
T: +44 (0) 1224 523064

Invest Aberdeen
E: enquiries@investaberdeen.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 1224 522940 / @Invest_Aberdeen


A major mixed-use development site of 18.4 hectares

999 space park and ride facility within the site boundary

Site to be cleared, development plots created and serviced

Well served by existing public transport connections to the City Centre and access to AWPR

Allocated as a mixed use opportunity site in Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017

Planning Permission in Principle (Ref. 150824) for 498 residential units, commercial, business uses, recycling centre and park & ride facilities.

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