Aberdeen’s New Mosque For 800 As The Islamization Spreads

The Islamization of the Uk has spread to the north coast of Scotland with a new mosque planned for Aberdeen that will hold 800 Muslims at a time.  Known as “The Oil Capital Of Europe” due to the city’s reliance on the North Sea oil industry, Friday nights should be something to behold when the burly bearded oil riggers come ashore and head to the 9 lap dancing bars for a night of beer and women, at the same time the bearded Islamists descend en-mass to the mosque. Talk about clash of personalities.

Looking at the pictures of the new mosque i noticed yellow lines on the road outside which doesn’t look good for local traffic or parking with potentially 800 Nissans, Hyundais and Datsuns looking for somewhere to park up. If other mosques are anything to go by they just dump their cars anywhere regardless if they are on double yellow lines, double parked or blocking somebodies driveway off.

The designers have said “The mosque speaks of being fully Scottish, fully British, and fully Muslim all at the same time” 

Just a shame those Muslims attending don’t see themselves as being Scottish or British, but only Muslim

Note the lack of parking spaces and double yellow lines outside at the mosque which will hold 800 muslims
Note the lack of parking spaces and double yellow lines outside at the mosque which will hold 800 muslims

Makespace shows off Aberdeen mosque plans

13 October, 2013 | By Richard Waite

proposed £1 million mosque and community centre in Aberdeen

[First look + plans + project data] London-based Makespace Architects has released these images of its proposed £1 million mosque and community centre in Aberdeen

The 852m² scheme, which is set to become the city’s largest mosque with a planned capacity of 800 worshippers, won council approval earlier this year.

The project will see the conversion of an existing warehouse together with a two-storey, new-build street frontage.

Work is set to start on site early next year (2014).

proposed £1 million mosque and community centre in Aberdeen

The architect’s view

The ‘oil capital of Europe’ is a city of great character and we can see that the Aberdeen community is going to make this an exemplary project.

The city centre mosque is to be formed through the conversion of an existing warehouse, combined with a new build 2 storey front element creating a new street frontage.

The building is designed to hold a capacity of 800 worshippers, and will also accommodate community services and activities. Aberdeen has a large cosmopolitan Muslim population, many employed in the oil industry or studying at the city’s universities.

Our design approach is based on our vision of Britain’s Muslim communities as progressive and creative members of society and we want the building to reflect this spirit.

The mosque speaks of being fully Scottish, fully British, and fully Muslim all at the same time

Therefore we do not simply want to import Muslim architecture from other countries, and from other periods, without thinking about it. We want the new mosque to be part of contemporary Britain, and this is reflected in its styling as a piece of contemporary British architecture.

Britain’s diversity brings new cultures, new histories and new ways of seeing the world. Muslim communities are part of this new diversity, and they bring a rich history and tradition to share. We want this cultural heritage to be reflected in the building, and have therefore combined the contemporary architecture with traces of an Islamic architectural past.

We are also aware that the building should belong to its place, and we achieve this through its materials, local stone and modern cladding are combined to reflect the surroundings and embed the building into the city.

In this way, the new Aberdeen mosque speaks of being fully Scottish, fully British, and fully Muslim all at the same time. It is a new architectural approach that combines and balances local architectural style and tradition with that from the rich cultural heritage of Islam. In this way we hope the new mosque represents and reflects the spirit of Aberdeen’s diverse communities, and serves as symbol around which understanding and interaction can happen.

proposed £1 million mosque and community centre in Aberdeen

Project data

Architects: Makespace Architects
Location: 41 Nelson Street, Aberdeen
Type Of Project: Place of Worship & Community Centre, Conversion + New build
Structural Engineers: TBC
Project Architect: Makespace Architects
Design Team: Shahed Saleem / Sarah Shyne
Client: Al Hikmah
Funding: Private/ donations
Tender date: December 2013
Start on site date: March 2014
Contract duration: 9 months
Gross internal floor area: 852m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: Design and Build
Total cost: £1million
M&e consultant: TBC
Quantity surveyor: McLeod + Aitken
Planning supervisor: Knight Frank
Lighting consultant: TBC
Main contractor: TBC
Annual co2 emissions: TBC


5 thoughts on “Aberdeen’s New Mosque For 800 As The Islamization Spreads”

  1. Did you forget how your white asses came on boats, robbed people of their wealth from colonies in East? And killed and tortured them? Did you ´integrate´ then? You Britishers are-were nothing but thieves. Majority British population does not know its own history of crimes against humanity because your government there wants to regiment you with false propaganda and tell you bed time stories about your ´royalty´… who were, as I said, nothing but thieves.

    As a British Asian myself, and a Muslim, I tend to disagree with Warsi. I am deeply proud of my heritage and language. At home I speak my own languages, Punjabi and Urdu. When out and about with family, I speak in Urdu etc. I will speak in whatever language I like. Nobody, absolutely nobody will tell us what language to speak. Obviously I appreciate everyone living here should be able to speak a bit of English. But its not a must, especially for elders. After all, look at how many white brits move to other nations yet refuse to learn the languages? No, they expect others to learn or speak English, and the brits just don’t wanna integrate. If u white brits don’t do it when u move to other nations, don’t expect or demand other others, Asians, Africans etc to have to learn English to fit in. Warsi is now selling out, turning on her own kind just to fit in. Me, I’m Asian, I’m proud of my languages and if it riles others when they cant understand our conversations, well get over it.

    We are told that child sex abuse happens ‘in all communities’, that white men are really far more likely to be abusers, as has been shown by the fall-out from the Jimmy Saville case. The people who let these girls down were the social workers & police & the judges who made the orders for these kids to be in care! I note that it is always “we will investigate why it went wrong, lessons will be learnt, we will review care plans in the future” but nothing happens. They should work with families to keep them at home as they are the ones who pick up the pieces when, if, they return home damaged. They will return home damaged as putting them in care in the first place damages them! I feel so sorry for these abandoned children. No love or kindness or attention at home so they look elsewhere and are taken in and taken over by these appalling men who are not allowed to touch Muslim women in this way so take advantage of these poor children. Then the children are let down by social workers and the police who won’t believe them or can’t be bothered to investigate, so letting these children down even more. Did anybody hear the Head of Social Services, she said one employee has been sacked why only one surely the employee’s manager should have known about this and that managers manager all the way to where the buck stops. And she said I am not going to resign, she thinks that the one employee is enough to stop any more bad comments about her social services team, and the police. A question it is not politically correct, how many females are in charge of social services where the social services have failed young children?

    Muslim community is a part and parcel of the British society paying taxes like any other law-abiding citizen of the United Kingdom. According to the Education Act of 1944, the children should be educated according to the needs and demands of the parents. It is the parents who are going to decide what kind of education their children will receive. The Muslim community was not satisfied, therefore, they decided to set up Muslim schools and not faith based schools. The number of Muslim children is on the increase due to high birth rate, immigration and conversion. We do not have the resources to set up schools for each and every child. Now the only alternative is that those schools where the Muslim pupils are in majority should be managed and controlled by Muslim Educational Trusts and Charities just like private companies managing failing state schools in Islington and Surrey. This demand is in accordance with the law of the land and nothing to do with Islam. There is no shortage of state schools where Muslim pupils are in majority one can easily find them in all big cities inner areas.

    The Muslim schools will follow National Curriculum along with Islamic studies and Islamic History based on The Holly Quran and Sunnah. There is no place for Comparative Religion and European Languages. English will be the medium of instruction because it is an economic and social language for communication in the global village. Special attention will be given to its teaching right from Nursery level by qualified British educated teachers, but Arabic, Urdu and Islamic studies will be taught by qualified Muslim teachers from abroad. Arabic and Urdu will be taught as religious, social and emotional languages, so that the Muslim children do not find themselves cut off from their roots. It will help them to develop Islamic Identity crucial for mental, emotional and personality development. The multicultural policy of the LEAs could not improve race relation and the recent riots are the clear examples of its failure.

    The Muslim community has been passing through a phase of fourth Crusades. The battleground is the field of education, where the young generation will be educated properly with the Holly Quran in one hand and Sciences in other hand to serve the British society and the world at large. A true Muslim is a citizen of the world, which has become a small global village. We are going to prepare our youth to achieve that objective in the long run. A true Muslim believes in Prophet Moses and the Prophet Jesus and without them one cannot be a Muslim. My suggestion is that in all state, independent and Christian based school special attention should be given to the teaching of Comparative Religion and Islam should be taught by qualified Muslim Teachers to make the children aware the closeness of Islam to Christianity and Judaism which will help them to think about Islam, as “A Pragmatic and Modern Way of Life,” during their life time.

    1. IA: Did you forget how your white asses came on boats,
      Mr Ahmed, less of the racist comments please. There is no need to bring peoples skin colour into things. Islam is not exclusive to people who are brown skinned. Just as there are plenty of non white people born and bred here and proud to be British who are not Muslims for example the Sikh community

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