North-east of Scotland to get £8.9 billion of infrastructure projects by 2030



Based on research by Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, reported in the Scottish Business News Network, the North-east of Scotland can expect major investment in infrastructure from private and public funds over the next 13 years. The research suggests the impressive – total of £8.9 billion. In fact, most of the investment is scheduled for the next three years so I wonder why the 2030 figure was chosen.

The second investment tracker capturing the scale of infrastructure projects planned for the North-east of Scotland reveals that £8.9bn of public and private investment is due to be delivered to benefit the region before 2030.

Here are some of the more notable examples listed:

Aberdeen International Airport – £20m
Bon Accord Centre George Street extension – £100m
Kingsford Aberdeen Football Club stadium – £50m
Lochside Academy – £47m
Union Terrace Gardens improvements – £20m (circa)
The Silver Fin – £65m

That list only adds up to £302 million so it would be interesting to know what the other projects making up £8.9 billion, are. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (‘Bypass not a fancy enough name?) will cost £745 million so that would be an obvious inclusion the list but I’m still way short.



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