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John Thompson to design £700M Aberdeen development

Plans for a £700M development project on the southern outskirts of Aberdeen are to be created by Edinburgh and London-based architects John Thompson & Partners.

The 600ha site on Banchory-Devenick farmland will be divided into an 85-acre business park and hotel, 3,000 homes, a secondary school and primary schools. But the majority of the site, 360ha, will be a country park.

The plan for the site is described as the preferred option in Aberdeenshire Council’s local development plan.

Sustainability and protection

It is hoped that the site will help the region to provide quality land for business use while also creating sustainable communities and protecting the environment.

Banchory and Leggart own the 1,500 acres of land to the south of the city, which is currently used as farmland and needs to be re-zoned before the development can happen.

Alan Stewart of John Thompson & Partners said: ‘It is not very often you get to work on a proposal that offers so much in terms of employment and sustainability and is so in tune with the existing landscape.’

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