A former Aberdeen council depot could be demolished to make way for a new community centre.
Aberdeen City Council’s building services’ Seaton depot is no longer needed by the local authority and is to be transferred to community support group Seaton Community Church.
The charitable organisation is looking to expand its programme of activities and projects which include tackling loneliness, promoting parenting and life skills, encouraging children to exercise and helping run a hot meals service during school holidays.
Aberdeen City Council’s City growth and resources committee has agreed a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) for the Seaton site, adjacent to the group’s current base, the Seaton Huts.
And the church is planning to demolish the buildings and construct a purpose-built facility that would allow it to develop its existing programme in the regeneration area.
Pastor Barry Douglas said: “We are just delighted at the news and very grateful to Aberdeen City Council for their vision and support.
“We are looking forward to building a modern community centre for the people of Seaton.
“We already run a number of programmes in Seaton and are looking forward to being able to organise and partner with groups across the city to help run even more activities in the area.”
Committee convener and council co-leader Douglas Lumsden said: “The Seaton Community Church is already working closely with the council to improve the quality of life for residents.
“A number of current projects and those planned meet the objectives of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan, a shared vision of Aberdeen as a place where everyone can prosper.
“By using surplus council assets in new ways and supporting the goals of partners like the Seaton Community Church, we can make a real and lasting difference to people across the city.”