Children help to mark major milestone in Fraserburgh regeneration scheme

Marconi Road Time Capsule

November 2008

The first phase of a multi-million pound investment which represents one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the north of Scotland is being celebrated on Monday 24th November.

Fraserburgh North School will bury a time capsule to mark the start of a project at Marconi Road to provide more affordable housing in the town.

Nearly 60 affordable, energy efficient properties built to the latest standards are being built in the street.

The school is celebrating its centenary this year and the pupils are looking forward to playing a part in 100 years at Marconi Road too.

The pupils' time capsule ceremony effectively heralds the start of the £15million investment by the Scottish Government and Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership in Marconi Road and a project to start soon at Denmark Street on further affordable housing.

The Marconi Road event is the first of several highly visible construction projects in Fraserburgh which have been long in the planning.

Robertson Northern Construction Ltd will build 58 two, three and four bedroomed family homes at Marconi Road for Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership, all as part of the ambitious Devanha initiative.

The homes have been designed to be aesthetically attractive and will be one and two storey units, due for completion in around 12 months.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership, Mike Scott, said: "AHP is delighted to be involved in the regeneration of Fraserburgh and it's great to see the results of our efforts literally coming out of the ground.

The involvement of the Fraserburgh North Primary School during their 100th anniversary year is fantastic, particularly as we at AHP look forward to our 10th anniversary next year".

More information can be found in the 'Marconi Road Press Release' pdf file.

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