Richard Murphy's Aberdeen ensemble
Richard Murphy Architects has completed work on the £45 million Justice Mill Lane Park Inn hotel and office development in Aberdeen
Although the office and hotel buildings are two separate entities, they are unified by a common palette of materials including a granite base and zinc and glass cladding at the upper levels.
Curtain walling with “floating” panels covers the facade of the seven-storey 8,775sq m hotel, which is arranged around a central day-lit space and includes 185 bedrooms, a gym, restaurant and meeting rooms.
The six-storey, 13,766sq m office building features a central atrium, helical stair-case and a café. The structure also steps down to the south of the site, creating sun terraces.
The project occupies a site that formerly housed a disused petrol station and a warehouse and is now a key part of the redevelopment of the business area to the western end of Aberdeen’s city centre.
Murphy was appointed by developer Hazeldene Estates after winning a competition against firms including Gareth Hoskins Architects, GM&AD and Malcolm Fraser.