Company to fight plans for Heritage Centre at quarry

The boss of a firm hoping to build a flats complex on the edge of Rubislaw Quarry has vowed to fight to prevent a granite heritage centre being built at the site.

Canadian firm Carttera is aiming to press ahead with £25 million proposals for a complex of 280 apartments. It also has planning consent for more than 100,000sq ft of offices at the same location. However, businessman Hugh Black wants to transform part of the historic site – once Europe’s biggest man-made hole – into a celebration of Aberdeen’s granite tradition by building a heritage centre. And his firm Rubislaw Quarry Aberdeen Ltd confirmed it has appealed to the Scottish lands tribunal to change the deeds to allow the plan to proceed. Jim Tadeson of Carttera responded that his company intended to do all they could to stop the development.

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