Robertson to build Fairfield’s new Perth City Centre development
Perth’s Zoo nightclub will soon be consigned to history when the building is demolished to make way for 32 affordable homes.
Robertson Partnership Homes is razing the current site to the ground as part of a £3 million project awarded by Fairfield Housing Co-operative, with construction due to begin next month.
Stewart Shearer, managing director at Robertson Partnership Homes, said: “Our work over the next few weeks will include removing the current build piece-by-piece. This process is understandably delicate and will take approximately four to five weeks. We then plan to start laying the new foundations early in the spring.
“I know the Zoo Nightclub was a popular nightspot for many local people and some were sad to see it close its doors. That said, I am confident that the people of Perth will appreciate the end result.
“The creation of 32 brand new affordable homes will be an excellent addition to Canal Street, where I am sure many future family memories will be made.”
Zoo Nightclub closed in August 2015 after the dilapidated building was deemed no longer fit for purpose.
Revised plans for the 32 apartment development were submitted to Perth and Kinross Council by site owners, Perthshire Glazing Company, in early December. The finished product will comprise three storeys of one and two-bedroom apartments, complete with open planning living arrangements, modern fitted kitchens and bathrooms, and outdoor cycle storage, all contributing to an energy efficient development.
Grant Ager, CEO of Fairfield Housing Co-operative, said: “We knew the site would bring some challenges to the contractor because it neighbours a listed building and is right in the middle of one of Perth’s busiest through-roads. That’s why we awarded the contract to Robertson Partnership Homes. Stewart and his team have a great track record in working on challenging sites and delivering quality affordable housing.
“I know this project will be a great addition to the city and to our own portfolio. Once they’re ready for occupancy, we will work with Perth and Kinross Council to allocate the flats to the people who need them.”
Derek Petterson, CEO of Perthshire Glazing Company, added: “The Canal Street project is a wonderful boost for Perth.
“The addition of 32 apartments at the site means more people will be living and working in the city centre. This is an important milestone in the regeneration of a very busy street in Perth and it is a project we are delighted to be involved with.”