Plans to convert a former pub into a new convenience store have been given the go ahead.
The Broadsword Bar on Hayton Road, which closed its doors on July 1, will be transformed into a McColl’s shop under the proposals.
An application was submitted to Aberdeen City Council last month to change the use of the building and to carry out external alterations to create a new shop front and ATM.
The store is expected to open its doors on Friday.
The move is expected to be a temporary arrangement while the construction of a new multi-million pound community hub in Tillydrone takes place.
Once complete, the community facility will include a library, creche, IT area, cafe, retail space and a business start-up unit.
It is believed McColl’s is looking to move into the hub, which is expected to open in 2019.
Planners have approved the application, saying the development would stimulate retail use within a neighbourhood centre.
In their report, they added: “The scale and design of the external alterations would be appropriate to the proposed use of the building as a shop.
“Subject to conditions, the proposal is considered not to have a significant detrimental impact on residential amenity or local highway conditions.”
A number of conditions have been imposed on the development to protect the amenity of neighbouring residents.
No deliveries or refuse disposal should take place outwith the hours of 7am until 7pm, Monday to Saturday, or outwith the hours of 10am until 4pm on Sundays, unless the planning authority has given prior written approval.
The development is also not allowed to be occupied unless a scheme showing car parking in the west car park has been submitted and approved in writing by the local authority.
Site conversion works are also not allowed to occur outwith the hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and outwith 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.