Plans have been unveiled for a major expansion of an Aberdeen shopping mall.
Proposals for the Union Square complex include an IMAX cinema, 1,000 extra parking spaces and a hotel.
Long-term plans to develop the centre include attracting more retailers and eateries and proving a “family leisure facility”.
Hammerson, which owns and operates Union Square, outlined its vision for the Guild Street mall in response to a planning consultation by the city council.
The company had intended tabling plans by the end of last year, but said the local authority’s decision to produce a city centre masterplan and a new local development plan meant it was better to hold off.
Union Square general manager, Ryan Manson, said the expansion would be refined in line with the council’s blueprint for growth.
He added: “We are always looking at opportunities to improve Union Square and enhance its offering to the people of Aberdeen and the north-east.
“We look forward to the adoption of the city centre masterplan and the proposed Aberdeen local development plan, both of which will crucially outline the future direction of investment and growth in the city.”
Hammerson wants to add almost half as much retail space again to Union Square.
The existing surface car park would be developed and extra spaces would be provided by increasing the footprint at the south of the centre.
New entrances and exits would be developed to “improve queuing times” and address traffic issues.
The submission to the city council on behalf of Union Square said: “This additional retail offer is essential to meet the shortfall within Aberdeen and reduce leakage outwith the city, whilst the car parking reconfiguration will greatly improve customer experience at peak times.”