Summer start on city centre attraction

The redevelopment of the historic Provost Skene’s House (PSH) as a new visitor attraction is to start this summer.

The Council’s in-house building team will oversee the renovation of PSH, including re-slating the roof and replacing rotten timbers, ahead of the internal fit-out.

Work on the £3.8 million City Centre Masterplan project is scheduled to start in late July 2019 and be completed by autumn 2020.

The Flourmill Lane building will showcase the talents of local people – from entrepreneurs to entertainers, from sporting champions to scientists and artists – who over the centuries transformed the wider world.

Council Co-Leader Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “Provost Skene’s House has been enjoying new exposure the heart of Marischal Square and will now undergo its own transformation.

“An essential first step is repairing and upgrading the building’s fabric so that we can secure another jewel in our cultural crown for generations to come.

“Appointing the Council’s team to renovate and revitalise Provost Skene’s House marks another huge step forward for the city.”

Fellow Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing added: “The level of investment this Council is making in the city is unprecedented.

“It is fitting that Provost Skene’s House will showcase the vision and drive of our people – the very qualities needed as the city embarks on its own transformation journey.”

The attraction will include artefacts and memorabilia as well as bespoke audio-visual displays.

Photograph shows Councillor Jenny Laing (left) and Councillor Douglas Lumsden outside Provost Skene’s House.

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