Moxon secure permission for Fraserburgh civic hub
July 14 2016
Fraserburgh 2021 will see £5.7m worth of projects geared toward built heritage renewal, the focus of which will be the restoration and merger of the B-listed Town House and former police station on the corner of Saltoun Square and Kirk Brae to form a new Aberdeenshire Council services hub.
As part of this work a slender rear extension shall be constructed to accommodate circulation between the two spaces, composed of perforated and opaque weathered steel with frameless glazing it has been designed to slow further weathering of the sandstone Town House whilst maintaining views to its Corinthian domed rotunda.
Ben Addy of Moxon Architects said “The extension will efficiently and sensitively link both properties to provide a welcoming and elegant public face for the council. The robust design is conceived as a largely permeable structure set against the massive construction typology of the existing historic buildings.”
This will necessitate demolition of later additions to the rear to make way for new meeting rooms and associated public realm work.
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