We are building 2,000 new council houses including houses and flats across Aberdeen - these are high quality homes which will be economical, sustainable, and energy efficient.
The major project involves building at several sites which form part of the wider Aberdeen City Council’s Housing Programme aiming to address a long-term shortage of affordable social rented housing in the city.
They will meet the most demand for council properties including flats for single people, flats for families, semi-detached family homes, terraced houses, wheelchair-friendly properties, and a small number of amenity bungalows. They are being designed for exacting standards including housing for various needs, dementia friendly, low carbon, low maintenance, and to meet the Gold Standard.
Progress so far on the 2,000 new council houses project includes:
- 99 council homes were built in Smithfield in 2017 New residents settle in as Smithfield council housing development takes shape;
- 80 in Manor Walk in 2018 (First phase completed at £13.5m development of new council homes in Aberdeen);
- Wellheads at Dyce, 67 flats are finished out of a total of 283 (Work has finished and tenants moved into new-build council houses in Aberdeen);
- Construction has also started on 369 units at the former Summerhill Academy site at Lang Stracht (Work under way at new 369 council home development);
- The initial stages of work has started at Auchmill (Work has started on new Gold Standard council houses).
The other sites due to be built include Craighill in Kincorth, the former Kincorth Academy site at Kincorth, Tillydrone, and Kaimhill.
Planning applications for the 99 homes at Craighill, 72 new council homes in Tillydrone and the 213-home development in Kincorth have been submitted to the Planning Authority.
Work is ongoing for the develop-led sites and more information about these will be available in time, along with other projects we are working on.
It is an exciting and extensive programme of new-builds for Aberdeen City Council and we are proud to bring these sustainable and energy efficient new council houses for our residents as part of our work to continue to make Aberdeen a fantastic place to live, work and spend time in.