First picture of how new football ground in Aberdeen could look

An artist’s impression of how Cove Rangers’ new ground could look.
An artist’s impression of how Cove Rangers’ new ground could look.

New images reveal how a new and former football ground in Aberdeen could look.

Cove Rangers Football Club chiefs have lodged detailed plans for a new stadium at Bobby Calder Park in Nigg.

The proposals are to develop a 312-seater stand and community facilities, which will include a 3G all-weather pitch.

The plans meet the SFA requirements for the licensing of a stadium.

The Highland League side could not have met those conditions had the club stayed at its previous home in Allan Park.

The design statement by architects Halliday Fraser Munro said: “The all-weather pitch is proposed to a 3G standard, meaning that it would be usable all year round.

“This would be accessible to the local community, likely through the use of a booking system.

“The pitch will also be offered to local youth football teams for training.”

The report adds that the applicants are considering providing a bus service to run from Allan Park to the new facilities on match days.

Meanwhile, Barratt has lodged detailed plans with Aberdeen City Council to build 48 homes at the football side’s former ground in Cove.

The proposals involve a proposed change of use for the site from a sports facility for Cove Rangers to a residential development.

An image of proposed housing development  at Cove Rangers Football Club’s former home at Allan Park.   Pictures courtesy of Halliday Fraser Munro
An image of proposed housing development at Cove Rangers Football Club’s former home at Allan Park. Pictures courtesy of Halliday Fraser Munro

The plans proposed building 31 three-bedroom family homes and 17 two-bedroom flats.

A total of four affordable houses are proposed for the development.

The plans indicate a total of 84 parking spaces on site, allowing each house to have two spaces and each flat to have one with five visitor spaces available.

 

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