Be part of it

PHASE 2 - Greyhope Bay is expanding

After 18 months of opening the Greyhope Bay Centre, we are ready to grow
  • We need more space to accommodate all the people  coming to the cafe and joining our workshops.

  • We want to grow based on the ideas and input of people like you who use the space, come on a regular basis to join us and value the work that we do.

  • We have launched a series of workshops for you to come and CO-CREATE with us the space  you want to see at Torry Battery.

We have hosted six events so far, where people brought ideas, became part of  the design team and created the first concept design supported by our architect Prof Gokay Deveci and Daria Belkouri from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at Robert Gordon University.
Why co-creation?‍
We believe that people who use a place are in the best position to design solutions that meet their needs.

Our work is about  facilitating collective thinking to design solutions with people  that connect them to the coast, environment and heritage.

We are putting together a guide on how to co-create with people scalable solutions  that empower communities and their connection to the coast.

If you are interested to hear about the process and learn how you can implement it in your organisation, contact us at
How does it work?
You can join our workshops face-to-face or online.

We have a conceptual design for our expansion based on a huge input of over 50 design ideas collated from our six co-creation events held to date.

At the next series of events in February (27th and 28th) and March (26th and 27th) we will have the next iteration of the design and will seek more ideas and design input from you to advance the concept. We then plan to be ready with a full design concept to launch and celebrate on our 2 year anniversary of opening in April.
Co-creation event format:

We make a presentation of the work that has been done so far, so everybody is on the same page, we then give you some questions, interactive maps and concepts that will help the design move forward.

We allocate some time for Q&A with Gokay the architect.
We gather the information and ideas and Gokay and his team get back to his study to work on the next design.

If you would like to contribute and co-create with us, register for our next event

How are we funded?
Our design work, co-creative process and feasibility for PHASE 2 is funded through the UK Government Levelling up programme awarded by Aberdeen City Council.