A public vote will be held to choose the final name for a new community centre in Aberdeen
A shortlist of names suggested by local residents for the new £6 million Tillydrone hub on Hayton Road include Hayton Campus, The Hayton Centre and Tillydrone Community Campus.
An open day on November 3 will mark the start of the public vote, which runs until November 26 and will gather residents’s views about services and groups they would like to see operating at the hub.
The chosen name will be revealed to a meeting of the operational group on November 29.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing said: “It’s so exciting to see how close we are to finishing this fantastic new facility and helping to chose the name will be the icing on the cake for the local community.
“The community hub will perform an important role in the area by providing support and improve the quality of life for many residents, and it will also be a centre for fun and learning.
“The new community hub is one of several transformational events for Tillydrone, including a new school and additional affordable housing, which are designed to regenerate the area to show it is a great place to live and work.
“The plans have come together after years of partnership working on the development and I’m sure everyone is excited to see the final part of the build phase along with the official name being announced soon.”
The new hub aims to bring together a range of services including existing community organisations, council services for tenants and resources for priority families.
In addition to providing vital services to those most in need, the centre will also include a library, creche, cafe, business start-up unit and activity halls for fitness and recreation.
Aberdeen City Council has committed £4.1 million towards the complex, while a further £1.9m grant has been received from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year and the hub will open to the public in early 2019.
MSP Kevin Stewart, who represents Aberdeen Central, said: “The Tillydrone Hub received a substantial funding package from Scottish Government’s Capital Regeneration Fund which supports the local community and so I am very excited that local people will have the opportunity to name the building.”
Those who want to vote can do so at Tillydrone Community Flat, Tillydrone Housing Office and Tillydrone Library, or online at: bit.ly/2R1HZAv