Burns Construction secures £2.2m Stonehaven office for residential contract

Carlton House Plans

Burns Construction has won a £2.2million contract to convert former Aberdeenshire Council offices in Stonehaven into 16 flats.

Built in the 1900s, Carlton House is a large Edwardian villa which in recent years has been used as a library and offices for the council’s social work service.

It will soon be transformed into 16 social apartments of one or two bedrooms in an attempt to cope with the long waiting list for social housing in the area.

The plans had previously faced criticism from the local community and councillors, with its proximity to Arduthie School raising concerns.

However, two councilor votes against the plans were overruled by five in favour, The press and the newspaper reports.

A Burns Construction spokesperson said the company will respect the building’s original architecture throughout construction.

He said: ‘Burns Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd are once again delighted to be working with Aberdeenshire Council and the rest of the design team to bring what is currently an unoccupied building back into use for much needed municipal housing. while retaining the current architectural features. of the property.

“The work is to start from mid-August this year and last until the end of June next year.”

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