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Victoria Road School site offered for sale

08/05/14

The site of the former Victoria Road school has been put on the market.

Victoria Road School. Aberdeen City Council is selling the school buildings and grounds, as well as the nearby workshops, which are being marketed as an opportunity site for a potential residential development in the city's Torry area.

The council has appointed independent property consultants Graham + Sibbald to handle the sale of the property.

Property Sub-committee convener Councillor Yvonne Allan said: "Aberdeen is a growing city which is crying out for more housing. This is a perfect site for a new residential development.

"The Victoria Road School site has great potential. It gives wonderful views of the harbour and the North Sea and is well connected to the rest of Torry, as well as to the surrounding areas and city centre."

The granite Victorian school, which has a pitched slate roof, was built in 1878 and closed to pupils in 2008. It occupies a gently sloping 0.7 hectare site between Victoria Road to the south and Abbey Road to the north.

The school, which houses classrooms, offices and a gymnasium, lies in the centre of a rectangular site. The building consists of two main parts. The original structure consists of single, single and attic, and two-storey accommodation. The extension, built in 1904, is a two-storey, rectangular building.

The ground surrounding the school building is surfaced in tarmac and there is an area of amenity ground, which was used as a play area and garden, in the south-west corner of the site.

The 0.12 hectare workshop site is west of the school. The smaller building is a detached two-storey and attic granite building. The other is a larger, single storey brick workshop.

A closing date has been set for 4pm on 1 July. Inquiries about the property should be addressed to Bruce Murdoch or Mark Gillies at Graham + Sibbald by calling 01224 325024, or by emailing bruce.murdoch@g-s.co.uk or mark.gillies@g-s.co.uk

It is anticipated that offers will be submitted to the Property Sub-Committee in September.