Aberdeen City Council has launched a search for construction companies to renovate a family attraction at an Aberdeen park.
Pets’ Corner in Hazlehead Park is to undergo a £750,000 renovation and expansion, which includes a new larger area for the fish and reptiles and an education room.
The work at the council-run facility includes replacing the roof over both parts of the buildings, internal alterations and refurbishment, installing new fish and reptile tanks, new external access ramp and paths, and an upgrade to the staff facilities.
The major upgrade and refurbishment, which is expected to start in the 2016/17 financial year, was hailed today as a boost for the park.
Infrastructure vice convener Jean Morrison said: “It is great the tender has been put out for the revamp of Pets’ Corner as it will look fantastic when the building works are finished.”
Donald Shaw, chairman of Friends of Hazlehead Park group, said: “We’re delighted we’ve got there and we’re tremendously looking forward to the work starting – a refurbished and extended Pets’ Corner will be a boost to the park as it will give people, and particularly families, a reason to visit the area and find out for themselves all the fantastic facilities there are.”