Union Terrace Gardens

Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens is one of the most important park regenerations in the UK today. Once the City’s best-loved central green space, it had since become a magnet for anti-social behaviour, a slow decline of concern to many. LDA Design, working with the city council, has revitalised the space, creating a year-round destination, a new focus for civic pride and a catalyst for wider regeneration. This vision builds on the Gardens’ 19th century heritage and charm, whilst improving accessibility, safety and usability. The ‘grand staircase’ into the Gardens’ has been reinstated. New additions include a café and gallery. A central lawn provides a great space for lively, large gatherings.