Final phase completed at new council homes in Aberdeen
Work has finished on a development of new council flats which are part of a programme building 2,000 new council houses across Aberdeen.
The development at Wellheads at Dyce is one of nine sites across the city where Aberdeen City Council is building new council houses – the only council in Scotland to be building new council houses on this scale and to the Gold Standard.
The Wellheads homes are designed to have a high level of energy efficiency throughout and low maintenance external amenity spaces as well as support more walking, cycling and wheeling through Active Travel. The site includes a playground, plenty of green outdoor space, and cycle storage. These homes are heated by Aberdeen Heat and Power combined heat and power plant which utilises waste heat from the production of electricity to heat the homes.
The 283 flats at Wellheads in Dyce were built in four phases and are a mixture of 1 to 8 people flats for varying needs.
The major project which is providing council homes across the city is one of several sites across Aberdeen which form part of the wider Aberdeen City Council Housing Programme aiming to address a long-term shortage of affordable social rented housing in the city.
Aberdeen City Council housing spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald, said: “It is fantastic that all 283 council flats at Wellheads are now finished and we hope that residents will really enjoy living in their new homes.
“These new homes will not only be great places to live in but have been designed to help meet the greatest demand for properties for families, single people, and housing for varying needs.
“I am delighted that the work we are undertaking, by building high quality homes of differing sizes suitable for a range of tenants in community settings around the city, is helping to make such a difference to the lives of so many of our citizens.”
The homes at Wellheads had Ogilvie Construction as main contractor and Faithful and Gould as project managers. Other sites currently being built include Auchmill, Craighill in Kincorth, the former Kincorth Academy site at Kincorth, two at Tillydrone, and Summerhill.
The vision of the Aberdeen City Council’s Housing Programme is to create sustainable integrated communities and places by delivering affordable homes designed for life which meet residents’ current and changing needs, while supporting the wellbeing and resilience of tenants.
They will meet the most demand for council properties including flats for single people, flats for families, terraced houses, wheelchair-friendly properties, and a small number of amenity bungalows. They are being designed for exacting standards including housing for various needs, dementia friendly, low carbon, low maintenance, and to meet the Gold Standard.