Evening Express

Aberdeen students campaign against plans to convert historic building into pub

Students are campaigning against plans to convert a historic B-listed building into a bar near their university.

Entrepreneur Juliusz Matraszek, who studies management at the University of Aberdeen, hopes to open up a pub at 15 High Street, close to the King’s College building.

Mr Matraszek has argued there is huge demand for a pub on campus. However, a number of students have voiced concerns.

Jacub Cudak, who is in his fourth year of studying economics at the university, frequently visits the chaplaincy next door.

Fellow students Maja Skretowska and Maria Manicone, fear noise from the bar could impact on the emotional support the chaplaincy provides.

They have joined the Old Aberdeen Heritage Society, Old Aberdeen Community Council and Chanonry resident Professor Claude Wischik in their campaign against the application.

Mr Cudak said: “Supporters are enthusiastic about having a pub on the campus, and don’t think of the consequences.”

Mr Matraszek argued it would be wrong to assume the pub would become a nuisance.