Major improvements for historic building

Provost Skene’s House (PSH) is to undergo a major renovation after Aberdeen City Council’s Finance, Policy and Resources Committee agreed steps to conserve and upgrade the historic building.

PSH, which dates from 1545, is being redeveloped under the City Centre Masterplan as a new visitor attraction that will tell the story of local people who helped transform the wider world.

In advancing the project last year, a comprehensive condition survey had established the need for a range of additional work to the building itself. The works, subject to the Council’s annual budget setting process in February, will include:

  • Re-slating the roof
  • Repairing failing mortar joints
  • Replacing rotten timbers, damaged stones and cracked window panes
  • Removing algal growth from stones
  • Repainting the exterior and interior
  • Re-plastering

The attraction is expected to open in winter 2019/20. For more information, click here.