A groundbreaking ceremony has been held at Mackie Village, outside Stonehaven, where 91 new homes are being constructed.
The homes are being built on Ury Estate by FMR Construction for Hillcrest Housing Association. The £12.5 million development was approved in January this year. The Mackie Village site is next to the new Stonehaven retail outlet, which has seen work start on a new supermarket.
The estate development has the 19th century B-listed Ury House at its heart. FMR said this is a ‘key component’ of an £80 million golf resort featuring a course to be designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
Andrew Rae from FMR Construction said, “The Mackie Village project is a great opportunity for us to work with Hillcrest on Ury Estate. FM Group has a long-term programme of works in north east and will be involved in new infrastructure, the redevelopment of Ury House and further housing in the area. We will be looking to establish a strong management team and that task is currently underway.”
Angela Linton, Hillcrest’s chief executive added, “This is our first development in Aberdeenshire and Hillcrest is looking forward to working with FMR Construction to provide 91 much needed affordable homes in Stonehaven. Hillcrest appreciates the support from Aberdeenshire Council and our funders, The Scottish Government, in helping to bring this project to fruition.”