Work begins to transform site of Stonehaven chip shop into apartments

Construction work to build contemporary apartments on the site of the fire-hit Bervie Chipper in Stonehaven is underway, the developer has confirmed.

Aberdeen-based development and investment firm West Coast Estates has appointed Burns Construction to undertake the £1.5 million project in David Street which will feature seven, two bedroomed homes. The former chip shop lay empty following the fire in 2009 and was demolished in 2016 to make way for the apartments.

Keith McPhee of Burns Construction views progress at the Stonehaven development

Iftikar Mian, director of West Coast Estates, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to get started with giving this prominent site a new lease of life. Opportunities to buy a new-build home in Stonehaven are few, and far between and we can’t wait for people in the area to see the quality of these apartments. They will make a great home for a wide range of people including first-time buyers, professionals and those looking to downsize.”

The four-floor development will feature two flats on the first three floors and a penthouse on the top floor. Built using largely traditional materials, and incorporating design features such as eaves, dormers and gable chimneys, the David House development will reflect the architectural style popular throughout the town, with the added benefit of maintained landscaped areas and parking.

The apartments are expected to be completed and ready to move into during summer 2019.

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