Contractors sought to revamp Aberdeen traveller site

Contractors sought to revamp Aberdeen traveller site

Aberdeen City Council is searching for contractors to start work upgrading the travellers’ site at Clinterty.

The plots are located nine miles north-west of Aberdeen near the A96 Inverness road in a “rural setting”. There are 21 plots with one fully accessible for people with disabilities.

The council is set to demolish all the existing plots and rebuild them at a cost of £4.3 million.

A spokesman said the new plots will be larger to take fire regulations into account. He added the work is estimated to take eight to 12 months.

It had been planned to refurbish the existing chalets and plots but after consultation, the council agreed it would be better to demolish them and rebuild the site.

Public Contracts Scotland has described the work as: “Demolition of the existing 21 amenity blocks and external store buildings.”

The successful firm will also undertake associated road and drainage remedial works. It will remove existing overhead services and use underground ducting for future-proofing.

A new road layout tying into part of the existing road is also part of the contract, The Press and Journal reports.

Furthermore, the chalets will be constructed off-site, so they are ready for installation at Clinterty.

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