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Key milestone reached as new Aberdeen dolphin viewing centre development gets under way

12th April 2021

Step one of the build programme that will transform an old artillery battery in Aberdeen into a world-class dolphin-viewing centre kicked off last week. The Greyhope Bay dolphin visitor centre development, project managed by Ryden, will see the transformation of huge shipping containers into a cutting-edge low-impact facility at Torry Battery. 

Two 40 ft shipping containers were delivered from Greenwell Equipment in East Tullos to Dynamix Modular's workshop in Arbroath. The containers have been donated by Greenwell, with Colin Lawson Transport providing transport of the containers and Dynamix Modular donating person-hours to complete the conversion. 

These three organisations are part of a wider local team supporting the build, including Ryden, Prof Gokay Deveci (Robert Gordon University), JCE Energy, Pure Water Scotland, NorDan UK, Graeme W. Cheyne, Cameron + Ross and Safety Scotland

The project's development will secure an innovative future for the Torry Battery while protecting its position as a key site of environmental and historical significance.

The goal is to have a vibrant new destination for members of the community and visitors alike within the heart of Aberdeen city. It will also provide younger people with educational opportunities so the next generation can learn about the importance of Torry Battery's local history and the natural heritage on our doorstep.

David Moore, Associate and Project Manager at Ryden, commented: 

"We are excited to be supporting this fantastic project by providing Project Management services. The transportation of the containers to Arbroath for modification and fit-out is a tangible and significant milestone for this great project at Greyhope Bay."

Organisations and individuals are invited to join Greyhope Bay, and all information can be found on their new website

David Moore

David joined Ryden in 2016 to enhance our Project Management capability. He has project management experience in the residential, office, hotel, university, further education, schools and hospice sectors, delivering key projects in each area.

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