Plans for a state-of-the-art community hub have taken a step forward.
A building warrant has been issued to demolish the Tillydrone Shopping Centre on Hayton Road.
The move comes after an application was formally lodged with Aberdeen City Council in April to build a new multi-million pound community hub in Tillydrone.
There will also be on-site council services for housing tenants, as well as a training kitchen and laundry area.
Aberdeen City Council approved the work to demolish the site, with the value of work estimated at £116,000.
It is understood that work to clear the site could start in two months.
Councillor Ross Grant, spokesman for regeneration and member for Tillydrone, Seaton and Old Aberdeen, today said he was delighted with the investment in the community
He said: “The upcoming demolition of the Tillydrone Shopping Centre marks the first major transformational phase in regenerating Tillydrone, and makes way for £6 million of investment in a state-of-the-art community hub and new retail facilities.
“This will mark a huge milestone in years of collaborative working between the community and the council.
“I am delighted that, as a result of that close partnership working, Tillydrone is now seeing the kind of investment that will bring so many benefits for each and every resident in the community.”
Proposals have been put forward for a library, creche, IT area, cafe, retail space and a business start-up unit at the Tillydrone Shopping Centre site.
Aberdeen City Council has pledged £4.1m towards the complex, while a further £1.9m grant has been received from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. The centre is expected to open in 2019 and groups which use the shopping centre are set to move out by August this year.
Hundreds of people took part in a consultation into the plans, with the location chosen as the best area to have the facility.