Project Vision and Mission
The centre’s vision and mission are to inspire a lifelong interest in science by creating engaging experiences, with an ambition to be recognised as the Regional STEM Hub that connects, engages and works with members of the public, industry, academia and government to highlight and promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)
The Science Centre is an important education resource in the North East for nearly 30 years and heavily utilised by schools and families from the North East of Scotland, the Highlands and Islands and also from visitors to the area from around the world. In recent years the facility has become unsustainable and dated and is now undergoing much needed redevelopment. Funding has been sought and obtained from a number of sources including local industry. The main funder being the Welcome Trust who have committed a considerate sum of money to the project. Visit Scotland is also on board.
Scope of Work
Works comprise alterations, refurbishment and upgrading of the existing science centre, including alterations to replace the roof and introduce new mezzanine floor to create additional public use space; alter existing and provide new stairwells; provide new toilets and associated drainage; refurbishment of reception and café areas; installation of a new passenger, platform and goods lifts; refurbishment of office and staff areas; mechanical and electrical services upgraded throughout the existing building together with contractor designed wind and solar installations . The construction of a two storey extension to the rear of the building provides additional storage and public use space.