Work complete on gold standard flats in Aberdeen

Councillor Miranda Radley, communities, housing, and public protection committee, outside the new council flats

OGILVIE Construction has completed the build of council flats in the Auchmill area of Aberdeen.

The development is one of nine sites being built in the city by Aberdeen City Council, with a total of 2,000 council homes to be delivered once complete.

A mixture of two-to-eight people flats have been delivered at Auchmill, with 92 properties in total being built to the local authority’s gold standard. The standard ensures energy efficiency and ‘low maintenance’ external amenity spaces.

Further to this, Aberdeen City Council said that the design specification requires efficient technologies that make the homes greener and cheaper to run, as well as enhanced sound transference, and increased natural light.

Aberdeen City Council co-leader, councillor Ian Yuill, said, “These new homes are designed to help meet the areas of greatest demand for council homes, including for families, single people, and wheelchair-friendly.

“I am delighted that high quality council homes of differing sizes suitable for a range of tenants will help make a real positive difference to the lives of residents.”