Point.a, Aberdeen

Client: Queensway Group
Type: Hotel
Bedrooms: 121 bedrooms and 57 studios
Construction: Existing building, part-ceramic rainscreen cladding, internal remodel and fit-out
Status: Planning Consent and Building Warrant, completion TBC

Queensway Group invited us to work on the redevelopment and reimagining of Denburn House, an existing 6000sqm Category B listed building situated on Union Terrace in Aberdeen, to provide a 121 bedroom POINT.a hotel and 57-studio apart-hotel offering. The proposals are contained within the envelope of the existing building and allow both the hotel and apart-hotel to operate individually.  The development retains the predominant elements of the existing building, including the entire original stone frontage facing Union Terrace Gardens together with the existing internal floorplates.

In order to maximise natural light to bedrooms, a new rear elevation treatment of ceramic rainscreen cladding together with a reconfigured window arrangement is proposed. This will complement the existing granite façade and bring new order and proportion to the dilapidated rear elevation.  Both hotel and aparthotel will have prominent and designated street entrances off Union Terrace, with the principal front of house accommodation interacting with Union Terrace Gardens.