Museums Collection Centre
Jenny Laing, leader of Aberdeen City Council, officially broke the ground to mark the start of the construction of a £5.85 million purpose-built Museums Collection Centre in the Northfield area on Wednesday 25 March 2015.
The Museums Collections Centre will be the main location for the Council's collections of historical objects and artworks while not on public display. It will also be a focal point for increasing opportunities for people to engage with arts and culture, and a venue in its own right for the community, city and wider region.
The contract to build the centre was won by the Robertson Group and the work is expected to take until November 2015, with a subsequent period to enable the correct environmental conditions to be achieved.
Leader of Aberdeen City Council Councillor Jenny Laing said: "This is a major investment in the people of Northfield and their local community. This £5.85m state-of-art centre will not only be home to the city's collections while they are not on display, it will be a real hub of creative engagement for local residents. This will include involving local school children and the local community in naming the facility.
"The centre will include space for community use and there are plans to develop a volunteer programme which will offer those taking part the chance to learn new skills and develop confidence through volunteering opportunities and associated training. The contractor will be required to employ apprentices, which will provide work opportunities for local young people.
"This is more than a first-class facility - it is an investment in people young and older in one of the city's regeneration areas."
For more information read the press release; Work begins on Aberdeenís new Museums Collections Centre
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