Temporary road restrictions extended due to hotel fire

A road beside the fire-damaged Britannia Hotel in Aberdeen is to have restrictions extended.

Aberdeen City Council is imposing a one-way restriction Oldmeldrum Road from 7am on 24 June to 11pm on 29 July between its junctions with Station Road and Malcolm Road.

The permitted direction of travel will be north-westbound only. An alternative route for eastbound vehicles is available via Auchmill Road, and Mugiemoss Road. Also, Malcolm Road will be closed between its junctions with Oldmeldrum Road and the west boundary of number 6 Malcolm Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.

There will be no waiting, for any purpose, on either side of Oldmeldrum Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, between the south boundary of number 36 Oldmeldrum Road, Bucksburn, and the south boundary of number 39 Oldmeldrum Road. Also on Malcolm Road between its junction with Oldmeldrum Road and the east boundary of number 12 Malcolm Road, Bucksburn.

Britannia Hotel has agreed to allowing access to Malcolm Road through its car park in the next few days.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is investigating the blaze, which happened on 9 June, and the building is still unstable.

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any delays the temporary road closure will cause although we have to ensure safety is a priority is a while the building is unstable.”

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the hotel, which was left partially destroyed afterwards.