A HISTORIC building which has been empty for 15 years could be turned into a cafe or restaurant.
The Evening Express can today reveal Westburn House is now under offer.
And it is expected the building, which was designed by renowned city architect Archibald Simpson, is likely to be turned into a cafe or restaurant.
The property in Westburn Park is a Grade A-listed building built in 1839 and has been on the market for five years.
A number of organisations were previously seeking to lease the disused property and a closing date was eventually set in July last year.
But since then delays have occurred due to planning issues, such as a bat survey needing to be carried out which can only be done in spring or summer.
The property – which is on the Buildings at Risk register – has been on the market since 2010.
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: “The property is now under offer for a long-term ground lease.
“A planning application is expected to be submitted at a later date.”
Before it fell vacant, the property was used as a home, a tea room and nursery. But it has not been occupied for at least 15 years, during which time it has fallen into disrepair.
Peter Stephen, chairman of the Friends of Victoria and Westburn parks, today predicted a bright future for the former house.
He said: “This will be absolutely fantastic.
“This is first-class for the park.
“It will bring life back into the corner of the park and will be a vast improvement for the area.”