Drum­mers Cor­ner vi­sion to be tweaked

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY DAVID PROC­TOR

Coun­cil­lors have been given a glimpse of the po­ten­tial fu­ture of Peter­head’s Drum­mers Cor­ner.

Artist im­pres­sions of pro­pos­als to trans­form the square’s band­stand were shown at a meet­ing of the town’s de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship this week.

The images, seen by the Press and Jour­nal, in­clude a new raised stage area and a pair of gi­ant drum­sticks on the roof of the struc­ture.

The project is aim­ing to make the drum “more in­spir­ing” and turn the site into a pub­lic per­for­mance space.

Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil has com­mis­sioned spe­cial­ist firm TGP Land­scape Ar­chi­tects to come up with a de­sign for the £150,000 project.

Peter­head South and Cru­den Bay coun­cil­lor Alan Fak­ley was at Tues­day’s pri­vate brief­ing and wants the fi­nal pro­pos­als to be “iconic”.

Mr Fak­ley said: “We are re­ally ex­cited with these plans. I think 75% of them are good, but it needs to be a bit more iconic and we have asked the artist to come back to us.”

Peter­head North and Rat­tray coun­cil­lor Dianne Bea­grie also wants to see fur­ther im­prove­ments made to what was out­lined.

She said: “The Peter­head De­vel­op­ment Part­ner­ship met to dis­cuss plans that were put for­ward.

“There was a lot of dis­cus­sion on the plans and it was de­cided that another op­tion needed to come for­ward with an idea for a new and dif­fer­ent struc­ture to be com­pared against the one al­ready put for­ward.”

A coun­cil spokesman con­firmed the author­ity was con­sid­er­ing two op­tions for the project.

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