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Woolmanhill Hospital redevelopment plans unveiled

CGI of Woolmanhill Hospital Image copyright CAF Properties
Image caption The plans for Woolmanhill include a hotel, apartments and affordable flats

A developer has unveiled plans to convert a historic hospital site in Aberdeen into a 52-room boutique hotel and residential complex.

CAF Properties is to seek full planning permission to renovate four buildings at Woolmanhill Hospital, which is undergoing a phased closure.

Built in about 1750, it was part of the original Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The plans include 27 serviced apartments, 32 residential apartments and 10 affordable flats.

A central square would also be created.

CAF Properties said a planning application would be made jointly with NHS Grampian as the current owners of the site.

The hotel and serviced apartments would be owned and run by Glasgow-based leisure operator G1 Group.

Subject to planning consent, CAF expects redevelopment work to start on the site in the middle of next year, with completion scheduled for 2019.