ABERDEEN’S Lord Provost George Adam today officially opened the city council’s new Frederick Street car park which will provide more than 150 new parking spaces in the east of the city centre
• New multi-storey is part of city centre regeneration.
• Project built using new ‘hub’ partnership with other authorities and private sectors.
The new car park, next to the planned NHS Grampian Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village, is the first multi-storey car park to be opened by the council in almost 20 years.
The car park and health village projects are the first in the North east of Scotland to be created using the hub partnership approach, bringing together local authorities, the NHS and private sector partners to build schools, health centres and other facilities.
Lord Provost Adam said: “This is an important day for the hub projects and for the city. The opening of the Frederick Street car park delivers improved parking provision in the city centre, and will be particularly beneficial for businesses in the east of the city centre, including the Aberdeen Arts Centre and the Lemon Tree. It fulfils the council’s promises about improving car parking for the Castlegate area, and is another step towards the regeneration of the city centre.
“Opening the car park in time for the last shopping weekend before Christmas and the post-Christmas sales period, which can be just as busy, is an additional bonus and will I’m sure, be warmly welcomed by those venturing into the city centre.”
Jackie Bremner, the Aberdeen Health and Care Village project director, said: “We are very pleased to see this very important, first piece of the jigsaw in place, working in collaboration with our City Council and hubco partners. This new car park will enhance access to public car parking for this area of the city and provide important access to parking for patients visiting the adjacent Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village when it comes into use in December 2013.”