A FIRM from the Capital has landed a contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds for preparatory work on the Aberdeen bypass.
Edinburgh-based Headland Archaeology has been awarded the £230,000 contract despite uncertainty over whether the £400 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will even be built. The firm will examine the impact of construction of the 28-mile route on archaeological remains and historical buildings, with the findings used to establish if further investigation is needed.
A spokesman for Aberdeen City Council said: “A contract for preparatory work for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route was put out to tender and has now been successfully awarded.” The contract is worth £235,776.
The contract win comes after William Walton, the chairman of campaign group RoadSense, last week made another attempt to block construction of the route at the Supreme Court.
A decision on the appeal is expected to be made within three months.