The rooftop of the St Nicholas Centre is poised for a green makeover to encourage Aberdonians to make more use of the space.
The project, spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired, aims to restore civic pride to the area by enhancing its aesthetic appeal with improved seating, lighting and ‘innovative’ planting.
It is hoped the rooftop makeover could encourage people to use the space during their lunch break, whilst also appealing to families.
Nearly £200,000 of funding has been secured for the project, with Aberdeen City Council pledging £50,000 and social enterprise Greenspace Scotland a further £50,000.
The Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping malls have committed over £50,000 to the project, with Aberdeen Inspired and Atkins and Creative Core putting up £20,000 and £10,000 respectively.
A portion of the money raised for the project from Bon Accord and St Nicholas will go towards repairing paving stones in the area.
It is hoped that work on the project will begin this weekend.
Gary Craig, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: "We want to really encourage people to make more use of the space and we want to introduce little changes to the area that will breathe new life into it.
"A big part of this will be adding to the greenspace that is already there and we’re currently looking at innovative approaches to planting that will hopefully bring something different to this specific part of the city.
"We feel there is real potential to enhance this area and help it become a space that people will be able to enjoy for years to come. This could be as a location for individuals to enjoy on their lunch break or simply as an attractive connection walkway from Union Street to Upperkirkgate.
"The potential for the area is already there and it is our aim, along with support from a number of our partners, to allow it to flourish."