The £1million redevelopment of the former Saltoun Chambers in Fraserburgh has been recognised at this year’s Scottish Design Awards.
The revamp was originally approved by councillors in November 2016 but faced a two-year delay after the original contractor went bust.
It was finally completed by Morrison Construction, through the Fraserburgh Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, earlier this year.
The building, now a community centre and home to the council’s local services such as the public service point, housing and registrar’s office – won the ‘Re-use of Buildings’ category at the annual industry awards held virtually due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Council leader Jim Gifford said: “The Faithlie Centre has been a major project for Fraserburgh and for Aberdeenshire Council as a whole, and it is great to see it draw national recognition.
“The project is a key part of the Fraserburgh 2021 regeneration scheme and I would like to thank Moxon Architects for the excellent design work, along with everybody else involved in breathing new life into this important community hub.”
The B-Listed building at 1 Saltoun Square has been extensively restored and expanded into the formerly dilapidated police station. A new build extension to the rear binds the two old buildings together.
The new community enterprise suite also provides space for local start-up companies.