Factory set to rise from the ashes

Remains of the former Northbay Pelagic factory following January's fire
Remains of the former Northbay Pelagic factory following January's fire

Peterhead firm Northbay Pelagic has lodged plans for a proposed factory and first floor offices to replace the existing ones lost by January’s devastating fire.

The planning application states that no changes to the 3,900 sq.m Kirk Square site or surrounding area will be required.

The current building is being demolished to prevent any potential danger to the public and this work is expected to continue for several weeks.

According to the planning notes, most of the construction work will take place 
during the day, however extensive internal work will be a 24 hour operation and is expected to last for around eight weeks.

This will not cause noise issues for nearby residents 
as the work will be taking place inside the new 
building.

It also adds that lorries removing demolished material now and bringing items throughout construction will not bring extra traffic to the site.

More than 60 firefighters battled for more than ten hours to bring the blaze under control after it ripped through the former Crosse & Blackwell building on Saturday, January 17.

As the Buchanie went to print, Northbay Pelagic director Chris Anderson had been contacted but was unavailable for comment.