Aberdeen Music Hall to undergo £6.7m transformation

Aberdeen Music Hall to undergo £6.7m transformation

Kier Construction Scotland is set to transform one of Scotland’s oldest concert halls after being awarded a £6.725m contract by Aberdeen Performing Arts.

The multi-million project will see the restoration and redevelopment of historic A-listed Aberdeen Music Hall, hoped to safeguard the hall’s classic auditorium and acoustics for future generations.

Work is due to begin on site next month and is expected to be completed by summer 2018.

Kier will carry out complex demolition and excavation work, restore the concert hall’s original features and build new public areas with improved access.

Kier Construction Scotland’s area operations director Sean O’Callaghan, said: "We are delighted to be working on restoring and transforming the Aberdeen Music Hall - a national treasure that lies at the heart of Aberdeen city centre.

"This technically challenging project really highlights our capabilities and expertise in this field. We have a solid record of successfully completing major projects of this scale and we will build on our relationships with the local supply chain to help create a range of employment opportunities in Aberdeen and the north of Scotland to deliver this important project."

"This is the moment we’ve been waiting for," said Jane Spiers, chief executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts. "Appointing Kier as contractors for our Music Hall Transformation project makes the project real. It’s been in discussion now for 3 years, in blueprints and plans for a couple and preparing for work to start has dominated the landscape for the whole team for the last year.

"Local people shared fond stories and memories at our Your Hall Your Story closing events and we know they are excited to see the next chapter unfurl. Opening the doors to let the contractors in is the first step of bringing the plans to life."