A developer who wants to transform a listed city-centre block of flats has been given more time to start work on the project.
Council planning bosses have approved extra time for work to start on the development at 95 Seagate – 10 years after it was first approved.
But Red Court Developments Ltd – the company which asked for the extension – has been ordered by the local authority to undertake archaeological investigations first.
The application to create 17 new flats at the site was submitted by Shakil Hussein on behalf of Red Court Developments.
The B-listed building was once the former Loyal Order of Shepherds premises.
Council bosses signed off the project in 2008 and an additional three years were granted to continue the project in 2014.
Red Court Developments’ original application said the project would “enhance the integrity of an important Category B listed building”.
A fresh application asking for more time to start the development was submitted to the council last year, but has only now been signed off.
The decision notice from head of planning Gregor Hamilton said no development would be permitted until an archaeological investigation had been submitted and approved.