Union Street was once regarded as the main shopping thoroughfare of Aberdeen and a place where people gathered to meet and spend some time. It is still highly regarded by Aberdonians but its physical fabric is in need of attention. The City, with assistance from other organisations, is embarking on a project to regenerate the street.
Pupils’ Project for Primary 6 – Secondary 3
We would like to invite pupils to contribute their ideas for improvement to the environment of Union Street. The Project Manager of the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS); architects from the Aberdeen Chapter of Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS); and Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust (AUST) will help pupils understand the features which have made Union
Street an outstanding example of Georgian architecture and introduce them to the possibilities for restoration, improvement and enhancement. AUST will provide pupils with the opportunity to gain an insight into the history of Union Street and introduce an area of the street which would benefit from restoration and improvement. Pupils would then be given the task of designing a new ‘look’ for their allotted section of Union Street with particular reference to shop fronts.
Teachers are invited to find out more about the project by attending a CPD event at Marischal College on Thursday 131st May 2018 beginning at 4 p.m. We envisage staff beginning work on the Project next session with an exhibition of pupils’ work planned for mid November 2018.
If you would like to attend please book using the link https://cars-31may2018.eventbrite.co.uk Further information about the project can be obtained from Allan Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.