We are delighted to announce that the Rubislaw Quarry Heritage Centre has been given planning approval after months of patiently waiting. This news has come at a good time as 2016 is the Year of Focus on Innovation, Architecture & Design aimed at driving the nation’s tourism.

We have been working closely with Halliday Fraser Munro, the project architects, and Hugh Black, the client, on this landmark site in Aberdeen.

The quarry has been closed since 1971 and the client’s vision is to create a unique monument to celebrate the Granite City’s heritage. To find out more about the quarry – have a look here.

I feel particularly passionate about this project as not only am I from Aberdeen, but it is the site I used for my final year design project at Edinburgh College of Art. Having met with both Hugh and his late business partner Sandy Whyte in 2012, it was obvious they were not going to let this gem of a site go to waste. It is great to see their vision going ahead – not only from a personal point of view but I know this iconic attraction will help boost morale in the city and provide a unique legacy for Aberdeen.

Exciting times ahead – watch this space!