Drivers will be banned from parking outside an Aberdeen school for more than two weeks as work progresses on a new £1.5 million digital hub.
Private sector body Opportunity North East, chaired by oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood, is in the process of refurbishing the former Robert Gordon University administration building on Schoolhill to create the new hub.
It will support digital tech companies across the region.
The temporary traffic order will be in place on either side of the pocket parking area on Schoolhill, outside Robert Gordon’s College, from 6am on April 29 until 6pm on May 18, during loading and unloading operations.
A notice on Aberdeen City Council’s website said the measure is necessary to protect public safety during the work, with all illegally parked vehicles removed at the owner’s expense.
The traffic order also states there will be no access to this area all day on May 16.
A spokeswoman for Opportunity North East said: “The temporary traffic management order is part of project works during the £1.5m refurbishment and fit out to create ONE Tech Hub.
“It is necessary to protect public safety.
“ONE Tech Hub will support digital tech company creation and growth and is on schedule for handover to ONE and partners in May 2019.”
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The centre would be a focal point for activity and investment to develop the digital industry in the north-east.
It will provide meeting space to support the ambitions of early stage digital companies as they work towards becoming more established.
Sir Ian Wood previously said building digital capacity and capability in the north-east was central to delivering a long-term regional “economic renaissance”.
The hub will also house Robert Gordon University’s new entrepreneurship accelerator programme, announced in May, which will fund and support teams of entrepreneurial students, staff and recent alumni in creating new businesses.
ONE is also partnering with digital industries trade body ScotlandIS to support companies in the north-east. The category A-listed building, which dates back to 1885, was historically home to Gray’s School of Art.
Work on the centre is due to be finished in May with internal works, including the demolition of internal walls, taking place.
Further works also include the demolition of existing walls, all of which are later additions to the original design.
The redevelopment also includes an enhancement of the existing entrance to create a lighter, more open space.
The private sector body last month submitted proposals to Aberdeen City Council to install CCTV at the new development.
The state-of-the-art camera will provide 360 degree views of the surrounding area.