Aberdeenshire firm begins build of 536 Bridge of Don homes

Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing and councillor Ryan Houghton cut turf at the new Cloverhill housing site

BANCON has commenced work on the build 536 new homes in the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen.

The works form part of Aberdeen City Council’s flagship 2,000 new council houses building programme – with Cloverhill being one of nine sites across the city being built to the Gold Standard.

This will see them featuring energy efficient technologies that will make the properties greener and cheaper to run, as well as the designs having enhanced space and increased natural light.

Bancon MD, Allan Clow, commented, “We are proud to have been awarded such a major contract by Aberdeen City Council and look forward to supporting them with the delivery of their council housing programme.”

Property developer, HBD, is development manager for Cloverhill. Matt Bellshaw, director and head of region for Scotland at the firm, added, “We’re proud to be working alongside Aberdeen City Council on the delivery of this development that will provide these much-needed homes in a sought-after area of Aberdeen. Cloverhill will help set a new benchmark for high-quality, energy efficient local authority housing.

“Close to areas of employment with easy access to public transport, Cloverhill will also feature usable open space, landscaping and parkland for the whole community to enjoy, fostering community spirit and promoting sustainability and wellbeing.”

The council’s wider housebuilding programme comes as it looks to create ‘sustainable integrated’ communities and places through the delivery of affordable homes designed for life which meet residents’ current and changing needs, whilst also supporting the wellbeing and resilience of tenants.

Aberdeen City Council leader, councillor Jenny Laing, said, “I’m delighted to see work start at the Cloverhill site as this development is an important part of our plan to build 2,000 new council homes in Aberdeen. These new homes will not only be energy efficient but also low maintenance and built to an extremely high quality in the industry-recognised Gold Standard.”

“I’m sure the residents the Bridge of Don will enjoy watching the new homes being built and we look forward to when they are completed and tenants move in.”