Work will start early may by demolishing all unwanted buildings on the site. This is the first step to major residential development of the Knab site. The demolition work will take up to one year to complete.
Neil Grant, Shetland Islands Council’s director of development services, said:
“It’s tremendous to see work beginning on the ground for this project. A lot of planning is already underway to redevelop the site, and we’re keeping local residents and the Lerwick Community Council up to date as the work progresses.
He added: “Our aim is to create a site which blends affordable housing with dynamic community amenities, with innovation, sustainability, carbon reduction and community involvement at its heart, and we’re looking forward to working with our partners and the community as the work progresses.”