Aberdeen Science Centre is set to create a state-of-the art 21st Century facility after securing a £4.7 million funding boost.
Last month the Evening Express revealed the centre was in line for the cash, which will be spent revitalising the city’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hub.
Liz Hodge, Aberdeen Science Centre’s chief executive, said: “This funding will almost double the size of the centre and play a pivotal role in creating a new, exciting and stimulating environment enabling our team to significantly increase the reach of STEM related education programmes, exhibits, events, clubs and activities.”
The Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome, Opportunity North East (ONE), The Wood Foundation, Aberdeen City Council and Scottish Enterprise is responsible for the funding.
Aberdeen City Council will also contribute up to £1 million to the project.