Aberdeen high rises to be a ‘leading light’
Three high rises in the south of Aberdeen are to be a beacon of colour after a new LED lighting system has been switched on.
The buildings, at Morven, Brimmond, and Grampian Courts, have been upgraded with lights which are to be purple on the roof and green above entrances, as part of a pilot project.
Rather than just using white, it was decided they should be awash with colour to celebrate the pride of Torry residents in their neighbourhood, and they will also be a feature for train travellers arriving in Aberdeen on the south line.
The new lighting system was officially switched on this week by Aberdeen City Council communities, housing and infrastructure convener, Councillor Yvonne Allan, along with residents from the three Balnagask buildings.
Councillor Allan said: “The new lighting at Morven, Brimmond, and Grampian Courts looks wonderful and I’m sure the residents will enjoy their buildings being awash with colour.
“The residents who were there for the switch-on all said what a difference the new lights makes to their buildings.
“We have seen the benefits of what imaginative lighting on buildings can do with the award-winning Spectra festival for the last four years, so bringing a riot of colour to these three high rises will bring a bit of sparkle on even the darkest winter’s day.”
The project is designed to recoup much of its initial installation cost through savings in electricity costs.