Work has started on a £1 million revamp of a north-east courthouse.
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work to replace the roof and upgrade the facade of Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace court.
The seven-figure renovation will be carried out by Clark Contracts and is estimated to take nine months. Peterhead Sheriff Clerk Tracey MacDonald said: “We are pleased to have the work commence on the court.
“This will improve the look of the building and contribute to the aesthetics of the town.
“The community have been very patient in awaiting the start of these works and will now start to see a difference in the building and we can continue to provide an excellent service to our customers in pleasant surroundings.”
Further external works include an extension to the car park, soft landscaping, replacement gates and fencing.
There will also be electrical and heating upgrading and fresh decoration indoors.
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SCTS director of property and services David Currie said: “We appreciate the local community’s patience while we put together this substantial investment in Peterhead Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court.
“It illustrates our long-term commitment to provide excellent court facilities in the town.”
Safety scaffolding that was previously erected will remain in place until the building works are completed.
This will allow court business to continue without interruption.Michael Scanlan, director at Clark Contracts, said: “We are looking forward to starting on site at Peterhead to deliver this project for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.”