Second developer secured for Countesswells project

KIRKWOOD Homes is to become the second developer to start work at Countesswells, a new community to the west of Aberdeen.

Stewart Milne Homes is currently building two, three and four bedroom homes at the site, with the first residents having already moved in.

Now Kirkwood Homes is to acquire one of several packages of land, with plans to build around 57 homes, ranging from two bed apartments to four bed detached houses.

Countesswells is the only homes project in the UK to be supported by a HM Treasury Guarantee Scheme. The community will eventually comprise 3,000 homes, including 750 affordable homes, and feature schools, parks, offices space and leisure, health and retail facilities. Around 1,000 jobs in the construction sector will be supported by the project.

Allan McGregor, project director for Countesswells Development Limited said, “The land packages available at Countesswells present very attractive opportunities for developers as they are fully serviced and capable of early development. This investment by Kirkwood signals both confidence in Countesswells and the wider Aberdeen market. We are pleased that Kirkwood, with its reputation for quality, will be working with us to deliver our vision for the new town to be one of the most attractive and sought-after destinations in the north of Scotland.

“Over the next 15 years this community is a critical project for the city region and will deliver much needed homes and community facilities. In turn these will compliment Aberdeen’s future economic sustainability and, as such, is at the forefront of housing delivery in Scotland.”

Colin Crombie, managing director at Kirkwood Homes added, “Countesswells represents a new and exciting way of delivering housing projects of scale and we are very excited to be working with the delivery team to bring Countesswells to life. We have been impressed with the clarity of vision and attention to detail that has been applied to both the masterplan and phase one. Given the prime location, on the western edge of Aberdeen, the connectivity and sense of place, this represents a very attractive proposition for Kirkwood.”