Plans have been approved to turn a prominent city centre office building into a new hotel.
Under the proposals, Denburn House on Union Terrace would be converted to form a separate hotel and aparthotel.
Hotel chain Point A is named within the plans as the firm that will occupy the building.
The company – which has seven hotels in London and one in Glasgow – hopes the Granite City will be home to its second Scottish hotel.
Aberdeen City Council planners have approved the detailed planning application, subject to conditions.
In their report, planners said: “It is considered that the proposed change of use of the listed building from office to hotel/aparthotel use would have no detrimental impact on the amenity of the surrounding area. Due consideration has been given to the proposed external alterations to the building, thereby ensuring the development has no adverse effect on the character of the surrounding conservation area, and that the special interest of the listed building is suitably preserved.”
The aparthotel would comprise of 57 studios and the hotel would have 121 bedrooms along with a fitness suite and guest laundry to support the longer stays.
Plans also include a reception and front of house space, office accommodation, staff changing rooms, kitchen and laundry rooms.
The main parts of the existing building will be retained, including the entire original stone Union Terrace frontage, side elevations and windows.
A design statement for the application states limited internal works are proposed but a revised lobby entrance is planned to maximise the front of house area.
Only one letter of objection was raised with concerns raised over potential likely nuisance and noise to adjoining properties.
A number of conditions have been set by planners including that no development should take place until a detailed scheme is provided for bin storage and recycling facilities on site.
The planning department has also asked that no development take place until a detailed scheme for secure, covered cycle storage facilities are provided. It added: “The existing stained glass logos of the Aberdeen County Office will be protected and reincorporated within the new front of house space.”
The application also suggests the plan aligns with the council’s desire to see more hotels in the city.
It said: “Albeit the Masterplan does not specifically identify Denburn House for redevelop-ment or alternative use, the fact that Denburn House is within the city centre, falls within the Masterplan area and the application proposals directly align with the council aspiration for more hotels in the city lead to the conclusion that the proposal is in line with and accords with the aspirations of the City Centre Masterplan.”