Work starts at £16m Aberdeen student development

CONSTRUCTION has started on a new £16 million student accommodation complex in Aberdeen.

The development, on the former tyre depot at the corner of Willowbank Road and Hardgate, will house students from both Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen.

Carlisle-based Northern Developments is delivering the 222-room facility, which received planning consent last year. The firm has previously supplied over 1,000 student bedrooms in the north of England.

Aberdeenshire-based sub-contractor Andrew Cowie Ltd has started groundworks on the site, with the project due for completion in summer 2018 ahead of the new term, which starts in September.

Eddie Ward, commercial manager for Northern Developments said, “We are very pleased to have started work on the Willowbank Road site and look forward to delivering this exciting development. It will meet the demands of modern student living in every respect and will be very appealing to the millennial generation who quite rightly expect high standards and the latest technology to suit their technological and educational needs.

“As a business we strive to use a local supply chain to both deliver the best in class development but to also support a local economy such as that in Aberdeen.”