Based in Peterhead, the two-storey extension will allow Police Scotland and the existing Aberdeenshire Council base to share facilities.  

This will enable Police Scotland and the council to cooperate effectively.  

Plans for this project have been developed on a ‘design and build’ basis by Robertson. The extension will provide two storeys, which the two organisations can share equally.   

“Buchan House feels particularly special because we were fortunate enough – working in collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council - to manage the development phase.”

– Gordon Milne, Managing Director, Robertson Eastern  

Creating a new workspace 

The work is proposed to start on site in September 2019 and scheduled to finish by June 2019. By creating a second floor, the ground floor will be used by staff from the Police, and the upper floor will be used as shared facilities for both the Aberdeenshire Council base and the Police Service.  

Nearby land which is currently being used as overspill for the site, is to be used for permanent car parking spaces for the building.  

Additional space to allow two organisations to coordinate 

This is an important extension as the space, facilities and accommodation that are being built are essential for Police Scotland.  

It will allow employees from both the Police Service and Aberdeenshire Council base to collaborate and help each other when necessary.  

“The creation of Buchan House will build on the strong working relationship we already have with Aberdeenshire Council and strengthens what we can deliver together for the benefit of everyone in the local community.”  

– Campbell Thomson, Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland

Benefits to the community  

There will be a significant benefit to the community once this extension is in place, as the cooperation of the council and the Police service will help to reduce the number of incidents of crime and other community issues in the area.  

It also will provide further employment at the Police Scotland branch at Buchan House, once the extension is in place, as well as apprenticeships and work placements with Robertson during the construction phase.  

Additionally, increased access to services for the public will be available.  

“Delivering a bespoke place of work is designed to cater to the needs of both Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland.”  

– Campbell Thomson, Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland  

Project team 

Architect: HFM Architects/ GWS (Principal Designer) 
Principal contractor: Robertson Eastern 
Civil & structural engineer: Fairhurst  
M&E engineer: Hutheon M&E Services  

 

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