Progress continues on Aberdeen’s biggest council house programme in half a century

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PROGRESS is being made on Aberdeen’s biggest council house programme in half a century, the city’s local authority has said.

Members of Aberdeen City Council’s capital committee agreed a report which outlined the stages of the construction works to build 2,000 homes at seven different sites across the city.

The report said that to date, the council has delivered 179 units at Smithfield and Manor Walk, purchased 86 units through the buy-back scheme, has entered two construction contracts at Summerhill and Wellheads to deliver 652 units, included a site at Kaimhill which includes an additional 36 units currently being developed at RIBA Stage 2, and developed RIBA Stage 1 proposals for all current committed council-led direct sites (circa 897 units) including the wider Greenferns and Greenferns Landward masterplan areas, which the council said could accommodate further development.

The updates also include that a procurement exercise has concluded for developer-led schemes, which recommended proceeding through a preferred bidder process with three sites proposed by two developers totalling an additional 723 units.

Aberdeen City Council capital committee convener, councillor Marie Boulton, said, “It is fantastic to hear that progress is continuing well on building 2,000 new council homes for Aberdeen.

“I look forward to hearing the continued progress in the next few months and ultimately when the new homes are let to our tenants.”