Aberdeen City Council agrees £3.3m deal to upgrade Travellers’ site

Aberdeen City Council agrees £3.3m deal to upgrade Travellers' site

The will take eight to 12 months to complete

Aberdeen City Council has agreed a £3.3 million deal to upgrade the Travelling Persons Site located at Clinterty.

The plans involve demolishing existing plots to build 21 new ones for Travellers.

The site is located nine miles north-west of Aberdeen near the A96 Inverness road.

In April, the council announced it will be providing £4.3m in funding to upgrade the site. It had originally planned to refurbish the existing chalets and plots, however, after consultation agreed it would be better to demolish the plots and rebuild them.

The plots will also be made larger to take fire regulations into account.

The works set to be carried out include: 

  • New amenity blocks and external storage buildings
  • Road and drainage works
  • Removal of overhead power lines and the use of underground lines
  • Remedial works to the existing site office and community centre building
  • Creation of a new road layout to tie into existing roads

Five companies have submitted bids to carry out the work. A notice published by Public Contracts Scotland has revealed that the contract was awarded to MTM Construction, who previously built Cove Rangers’ new facilities and all-weather football pitch.

It is estimated it will take eight to 12 months to complete.

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