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Aberdeen University projects put on hold over costs

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Aberdeen University has put a number of major projects at the campus on hold as it considers how to cut costs.

Plans for a £100m energy building are among the developments subject to a three month "pause".

The university said it is currently reviewing all aspects of its expenditure, but anticipates resuming the projects in the summer.

It comes days after it was announced 150 jobs are to go as the institution attempts to save £10.5m.

A university spokesman said: "We are currently reviewing all aspects of our expenditure, including ensuring that our 10-year capital plan dovetails with the Strategic Plan we are now finalising.

"This includes a pause for three months in development of projects which are at an early design stage, including the new Student Union, Energy Building, CASS Modernisation and Teaching Facilities, and Dunbar project.

"We anticipate resuming these projects in the summer. Investment in our infrastructure is a key priority in our new plan and we are committed to further enhancement of our campus."

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