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New homes set for ex-nightclub site

MD Robertson Partnership Homes and Grant Ager (Chief Exec, Fairfield Housing Co-Operative) at the former Zoo Nighclub in Canal Street, Perth where demolition of the building has begun to make way for new affordable housing in the city.

The building is being demolished to make way for 32 affordable homes

A popular Perth nightclub is to be demolished to make way for 32 affordable homes.

Robertson Partnership Homes is razing the current site of Zoo Nightclub to the ground as part of a £3 million project awarded by Fairfield Housing Co-operative.

Stewart Shearer, Robertson Partnership Homes’ managing director, said, “Our work over the next few weeks will include removing the current build piece-by-piece. This process is understandably delicate and will take approximately four to five weeks. We then plan to start laying the new foundations early in the spring.

“I know the Zoo Nightclub was a popular nightspot for many local people and some were sad to see it close its doors. That said, I am confident that the people of Perth will appreciate the end result.”

Zoo closed in August 2015 after the building was deemed no longer fit for purpose.

Grant Ager, CEO of Fairfield Housing Co-operative, said, “We knew the site would bring some challenges to the contractor because it neighbours a listed building and is right in the middle of one of Perth’s busiest through-roads. That’s why we awarded the contract to Robertson Partnership Homes. Stewart and his team have a great track record in working on challenging sites and delivering quality affordable housing.”

 

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