Union Terrace Gardens

Union Terrace Gardens is being regenerated to conserve the Victorian park’s heritage while enhancing access, amenity and activity and its role as the city’s green heart. 

Award-winning consultancy LDA Design developed plans based on the Masterplan vision using additional feedback gathered during a public engagement exercise. Balfour Beatty is the construction contractor. 

Features of the scheme include:

  • New accessible walkway route into the gardens from Union Street
  • Lift access from Union Terrace into the upper level of the gardens through a new entrance building on Union Terrace at the existing Burns Monument
  • Improved disabled parking facilities on Union Terrace directly adjacent to the new accessible walkway routes into the gardens
  • Pavilions on Union Street, Union Terrace and Rosemount Viaduct
  • Landscaping and lighting, and the refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches
  • Tree replacement programme and new planting to increase the number and variety, promoting bio-diversity
  • Retaining the central lawn as a flexible space for large scale gathering and events
  • A new entrance opposite His Majesty’s Theatre to accommodate smaller scale events
  • Reinstating the ‘grand staircase’ as a central part of the new accessible route into the gardens from Rosemount Viaduct
  • Refurbishing and re-purposing the Victorian toilets

Details of the approved plan.

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