Plans for new homes on Silverburn House site approved in principle

Plans for new homes on Silverburn House site approved in principle

Indicative plans for the site

Plans to deliver the site of Aberdeen’s Silverburn House office block into a large housing development have been given the go-ahead in principle.

Parklands View LLP lodged an application in 2019 to convert the site on Claymore Drive into 119 new homes, of which 30 will be affordable.

A detailed plan of the residential development will come at a later date but indicative plans from Space Solutions show it could have a central “main square” area featuring a small community store and coffee shop.

Space could also be set aside for potential new dental and medical practices as well as play parks and a community growing area.

Parklands View LLP estimate that the project will cost around £20m to construct and would take two-and-a-half years to complete.

It is also expected to create 40 construction jobs per year.

Silverburn House was demolished in 2019 after it was sold to Parklands View for £1 million.

The offices became vacant the previous year after staff from Baker Hughes moved to new premises in Dyce.

A supporting statement by Aurora Planning said the proposed site was “ideally placed to provide an environment for sustainable and healthy lifestyles”.

It said the development would see the creation of a “sustainable new community with unique identity”.

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