More plans unveiled for Aberdeen bowling alley at site of former Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger closed down in 2014 after 10 years in the city.

The developer behind plans to turn an abandoned nightclub into a bowling alley is seeking permission to include other sports as part of the revamp.

The ground floor of the former Tiger Tiger premises on Shiprow, next to Vue Cinema, is set to be turned into a new “boutique bowling facility” after Aberdeen City Council gave plans the go-ahead.

And now an application has been lodged to allow pool tables and table tennis as part of licensing changes.

Councillor Michael Hutchison, who represents the area, said: “It sounds like something new for the city centre and a leisure activity that’s a bit different from what we have already.

“I know there’s the bowling alley at Codona’s, but for some that might be more difficult to get to.

“I don’t know what the opening hours are but if it can attract more people to the city centre that can only be a good thing. If its opening hours will compete with the pubs that’s a good thing as well because there are certain times in the city centre where all you can do is drink.”

Newcastle-based Lane7 is behind the development, which will become the city’s second bowling alley after Codona’s in the beach area.

The company’s bowling alley in Newcastle prides itself on its style.

Aberdeen’s version will also include a restaurant and bar.

Local authority officers gave the plans the nod using delegated powers.

Tiger Tiger shut in March 2014 after 10 years in the city.

The premises had two floors with numerous bars and was popular among students.

Objections to the move can be made until next Friday.

Chairman of the City Centre Community Council Dustin MacDonald said: “It’s certainly a different take on leisure activities.

“We used to have a big city centre bowling alley years and years ago but it closed down.

“It’s great to see different activity uses for locations in the city centre.”

Lane7 declined to comment.

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