More than 70 firms from across the north-east want to get involved in the project to transform Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
A Meet the Buyer event was held this week at the Town House, giving suppliers and contractors the chance to find out more about the £25.7million revamp.
It was hosted by Aberdeen City Council on behalf of construction group Balfour Beatty, which will lead the works.
Balfour Beatty’s regional head of procurement for Scotland, Jim Brannan, said; “I was very encouraged by the turn-out.
“UTG is an iconic project and local suppliers want to get involved because it will provide a legacy for generations to come and significant economic and social value.
“They were very well informed about the high consistent standards demanded by Balfour Beatty in terms of safety, quality and delivery – and also in developing their own young workforce through apprenticeships and training.”
The UTG project will result in a revamp of the Victorian park with improved access, amenities and activity and enhanced heritage features.
The design also includes three pavilions, elevated walkways, landscaping and lighting, and the refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches.
Work is already is under way and expected to be completed in summer 2021.