Work to convert the former John Trail Bookshop on Mid Street in Fraserburgh into a hotel started at the end of June, with a slight delay caused by the restrictions of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The NESPT has appointed local company V G Willox Ltd as the main contractor and the design team is being led by EK:JN Architects. The contractor will be following the Construction Scotland Restart Plan and strict health and safety procedures will be in place including physical distancing, hand hygiene, and other critical behaviours to ensure public and workforce confidence.
The project is being led by the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) and grant funding is being provided by the Fraserburgh 2021 Priority Grant Scheme (This is a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland), the Aberdeenshire Town Centre Fund, and the Aberdeenshire Council Regeneration Programme.
The project is expected to take between 12 and 15 months to complete.