An Aberdeen school has lodged plans to construct a temporary dining area in preparation for a major rebuilding project.
Robert Gordon’s College on Schoolhill has applied to Aberdeen City Council to build the 368-capacity marquee, which would house the school’s kitchen and dining facilities for up to a year.
A building warrant to carry out the work has been lodged with the local authority.
The temporary measure is necessary to allow the building which is currently used to be demolished.
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Last year the school announced plans to knock down the block, which overlooks Blackfriars Street, as it is in poor structural condition and is “unsuitable for a modern, safe school environment”.
It would be replaced with a new six-storey sports facility.
The new building would require the construction of a new staircase, utility building and dining hall entrance, as well as the re-routing of existing services.
Michael Laird Architects, the firm commissioned by the school to design the new building, said in a statement: “We very much look forward to working with RGC and the design team to progress the proposals to create what will be a fantastic facility for the school and its pupils.”
It added the school had a “haphazard arrangement of buildings”.