Proposals have been lodged to build a new nursery in the playground of an Aberdeen school.
The city council says the facility at Broomhill Primary would have space for up to 64 youngsters, and is needed to help meet future demand for services.
It has applied for planning permission to construct a nursery along the south wall of the property, looking towards the B-listed school, with an adjoining garden and play areas.
Inside it would include almost 1,500sq ft of dedicated activity space, as well as a prep kitchen and offices for staff.
Architect Halliday Fraser Munro said the building is “contemporary” yet “deliberately simple”.
The proposed design has dark grey walls but features a select few panels painted in brighter colours, as to not “overwhelm” the existing three-storey school building.
Aberdeen City Council said it developed the application “with care in terms of siting, design and use of materials,” adding that the facilities are “desperately needed” in the area.
The document reads: “Subject to satisfactory agreement on detailed design matters, we see no reason why this application for planning permission should not be supported by the planning authority.”
It follows a similar application lodged this week for Duthie Park.
An extension has been proposed for the historic B-listed Gate Lodge, at its Polmuir Road entrance.