Milestone for council housing development in Aberdeen

Construction work was under way today with the breaking of ground at a £30 million council housing development in Aberdeen.

Ogilvie Construction is building 283 properties in Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.

The site will include of a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom units across four buildings, each five storeys, with green open spaces, outdoor seating and children’s play areas.

The Wellheads Road project will contribute to a target of 2,000 additional local authority homes in the city – the biggest council house building programme in Aberdeen in more than 50 years.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The work at Wellheads Road accelerates our ambitious council housing programme, which is already delivering a raft of new homes.

“Improving the quality of life for residents is fundamental to everything this Council does and the provision of high quality, affordable housing offering a range of tenancies is central to that.

“Our Local Outcome Improvement Plan has at its heart place-making and we are committed to creating inclusive communities where people feel connected and valued.”

Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “We are proud to be working with Aberdeen City Council to deliver new housing that will provide a quality environment for future residents and the local community.

“The new homes will be constructed to the highest quality using modern, sustainable materials.”

In the last year 99 council homes were built at Smithfield and 80 at Manor Walk. Preparatory has started at the former Summerhill Academy site for 369 new homes and there are plans for more local authoritpropertiesat Tillydrone, Kincorth, Craighill and Greenferns.