Work on the former council building in Fraserburgh, which was due for completion last month, is now not expected to be finished until "the end of the year".
Aberdeenshire councillors have been asked to award £160,000 of funding to allow a north-east enterprise to relocate.
A contractor has been appointed to work on the refurbishment of the new Faithlie Centre.
Council bosses hope to appoint a new contractor for a £1million north-east regeneration project in a matter of weeks.
The regeneration of a north-east town has taken another step forward with the search underway for designers to take on a £50,000 project.
The painstaking process to restore an iconic north-east statue will be completed early next year.
Aberdeenshire councillors have pledged their commitment to a Fraserburgh restoration project and will seek a new contractor to complete the work.