Million-pound boost for Aberdeen street project

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Plans to revitalise a major street in Aberdeen have received a £1 million boost.

Sustrans Scotland has announced it will put £1,015,482 towards the Broad Street project.

The plans, approved at a full meeting of Aberdeen City Council earlier this month, aim to see a transformed and improved streetscape extending from Union Street to the Gallowgate/Upperkirkgate junction creating a vibrant pedestrian-priority area capable of staging a range of cultural events throughout the year.

Included in the designs are a water feature, a raised lawn area giving a space to relax and enjoy the view of Marischal College, new trees and granite bench seating.

Councillor Willie Young, the city’s finance convener, said: “This is yet more great news for Broad Street and for our City Centre Masterplan vision.

“Sustrans Scotland has been as enthused as we are about these exciting plans for Broad Street.

“The award of over £1 million underlines that this a project of national as well as local significance.

“The City Centre Masterplan is fast becoming a reality and the feedback from over 1,000 people taking part in the Broad Street consultation has helped shape the design work, making this a truly civic project.”