Plans for 283 council homes in Aberdeen move forward

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Aberdeen City Council co-leader, councillor Jenny Laing, on the Wellheads Road site with Gordon Pirie of CBRE, which is representing First Endeavour LLP.

Aberdeen City Council has selected First Endeavour LLP to deliver 283 new council homes, in what is considered the largest council housebuilding programme of its kind in Aberdeen in more than half a century

First Endeavour LLP is set to deliver the new council homes at Wellheads Road in Dyce after entering an agreement with Aberdeen City Council.

The site was marketed at a Developers’ Day held by the council last year to encourage the private sector to come forward with housing provision.

Council co-leader councillor, Jenny Laing, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with First Endeavour LLP to provide nearly 300 council homes.

“As a council we are committed to finding innovative ways to deliver both services and new infrastructure, including an additional 2,000 council homes.

“We are working with landowners and developers to provide much-needed local authority housing.”

Fellow council co-leader councillor, Douglas Lumsden, commented: “Our new-build programme is gathering momentum with a number of projects underway or about to start.

“This isn’t just about building housing – it’s about building communities and opportunities and ensuring that our city continues to prosper in an inclusive way.”

Work on the £30m Wellheads Road development is expected to start in autumn.

A First Endeavour LLP spokesperson, added: “First Endeavour are delighted to be working with Aberdeen City Council to be building much-needed council homes in Dyce.

“These homes will be built to the highest standards to meet the needs of council tenants, including those with a disability.”

Last year 99 council homes were built at Smithfield, 80 are nearing completion at Manor Walk, 369 are earmarked for the former Summerhill Academy site, and there are plans for more new homes at Tillydrone, Kincorth, Craighill and Greenferns.

Project and programme consultancy Faithful+Gould has been appointed to help reach the target of 2,000 additional homes across the city.

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