Aberdeenshire Council puts Peterhead Community Campus project plans to the public
Designs for the new Peterhead Community Campus have been released by Aberdeenshire Council with a public consultation launching last week.
The design has been developed over the past 10 months and the authority is set to appoint a building contractor to work with the design team during the final design phase.
The first phase of the project will see the development of replacement facilities on the Kinmundy site for the existing Peterhead Academy, Anna Ritchie, Dales Park and Meethill schools, all set within a community campus.
People will be able to view and comment on the images and further design information on Aberdeenshire Council’s website as part of the pre-planning application process.
Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, Councillor Gillian Owen, said: “This is a much-anticipated project and one I know will make a huge difference to our children and young people as well as bringing with it vital infrastructure to the area.
“I would encourage as many residents as possible to take a look at our designs and let us know what you think. Not only will this project bring an educational benefit, but the leisure and community facilities will be of enormous value to the wider Peterhead community.”
There will also be three engagement sessions for people to view the designs and have their say. They take place on April 18 at Buchan House, May 3 at Meethill School, and on May 4 at Anna Ritchie School.
Members of the design team and the council’s project team will be on hand between 3.30pm and 8.30pm each day, to discuss and answer questions about the project.
Buchan Area Committee chair, Councillor Dianne Beagrie, added: “The Peterhead Community Campus project has reached a key stage and we’re delighted to be able to share some exciting images from the developing design.
“Our officers have worked hard to ensure we get the best possible outcome for this project as the construction industry remains in a volatile market. I’m very pleased that this project continues to move forward, demonstrating Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to our ambitions for the area.”
The second phase of the project will see the provision of modern leisure, sport and community facilities on the existing Academy site. The council anticipates commencing design work on this phase in the coming months.