Work to turn a former Aberdeen primary school into homes and community facilities could begin in around a year.
Grampian Housing Association and the Torry Development Trust (TDT) plan to revamp the former Victoria Road School in Torry.
The design team got inside the building this week to get a closer inspection of the structure of the buildings as preparation works get under way on the site.
And these new images reveal how the former school buildings look after lying abandoned for more than a decade.
David Fryer, lead trustee of the TDT, said: “There was an opportunity to get a much more detailed assessment of the condition of the buildings, with the purpose of tidying up and safeguarding works.
“The structure is sound, that’s not the issue, but there’s clearly deterioration due to the continued exposure and water getting in.”
Under the plans, the school would be turned into affordable homes and community space, which could include a nursery.
The team have began consulting with the public over the proposals to get their views and support.
Mr Fryer said: “We are putting together a project that will meet community needs.
“It’s really creating a new village within the community.
“If we get all the consents then about a year from now we could be in a construction phase.”
Those behind the scheme hope the building can be formally handed over to them by the end of the month.
Neil Clapperton, chief executive of Grampian Housing Association, said: “It is exciting to see preparation work under way on the site.
“Grampian is really pleased to be part of this project and to be leading on this investment in the community.
“We plan to save these fine granite buildings and preserve what is an important landmark, full of memories and of local history.
“In an area where there is high demand for affordable housing we will be building homes to meet local needs.”
The community faced a lengthy fight to see the buildings saved, facing opposition from the council.
In December 2017, councillors were urged to approve plans to see the buildings flattened, but this was put on hold after an outcry by campaigners who wanted more time to develop their own proposals.
However, a decision was later taken to back the community-led bid, which was welcomed as a “long and hard-fought victory”.
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Councillors selected Grampian Housing Association as the preferred bidder to redevelop the former school last year.
The school – built in 1878 and then extended in 1904 – has lain empty since it was closed in 2008.
It was first given to the community of Torry by a group of fishermen in 1878.
Councillor Catriona Mackenzie, who represents the area, said: “This is welcome news for Torry, and I’m glad to see Grampian Housing are positive about the progress that’s being made on the old Victoria Road school site.
“In particular, the continued work to save the granite buildings and showcase the heritage of Torry in this is greatly appreciated and I look forward to seeing this project come to life.”