Gleeds to project manage Aberdeen development

GleedsInternational management and construction consultancy Gleeds has been appointed to project manage the first phase of a significant new development at Loirston on the south side of Aberdeen.

The £3.5 million scheme marks the beginning of a wider mixed use project involving Hermiston Securities Ltd, the development arm of house-building expert the Muir Group, and Aberdeen City Council.

The development promises to deliver a new residential area for south Aberdeen, with phase one including the provision of necessary road, drainage and services infrastructure. Once complete, the site will boast 1500 houses, 11 hectares of employment land, a new neighbourhood centre, community facilities and a primary school. There is also the potential to accommodate a football or community stadium.

Planning permission in principle has recently been gained for the first 1067 houses and eight hectares of employment land with works due to commence in spring 2015. Phase one is set for completion by the end of 2015 while the wider development is expected to take 15 to 20 years to come to fruition.

Alan Dickson, Gleeds director for Scotland, said: “Gleeds has extensive experience in the residential sector which stands us in good stead for our latest venture on behalf of Hermiston Securities Ltd. This is a massive development for Aberdeen. It will provide a boost to surrounding communities as well as bringing much needed new homes to the local area and we look forward to work beginning on site.”

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