Councillors at the Formartine Area Committee approved plans at their meeting held yesterday (Tuesday, June 26) which will see a new customer service point created in Turriff.
The customer service point will act as a single access point for face-to-face contact between Turriff residents and the council. This will make it easier for residents to access council services and means the council will be able to resolve the majority of enquiries at the first point of contact.
The project which is expected to cost around £260,000 is part of the council’s office rationalisation works programme, workSPACE, and will mean that that Municipal Buildings on High Street will be closed and sold off with staff being relocated into Towie House on Manse Road.
It is estimated that the the move will save the council £28,000 each year on top of the revenue from the sale Municipal Buildings.
The major refurbishment works at Towie House which are expected to be completed by the end of October will include internal renovation, external improvements, better disabled access and provision of hot desk facilities to help reduce travel and enable staff to work more flexibly.
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