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Alumno break ground on Aberdeen student housing

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April 28 2015

Alumno break ground on Aberdeen student housing
Alumno Developments and Kier Construction have broken ground on a 196 bed student housing development close to the University of Aberdeen.

The £11m Powis Place project has been designed by Carson & partners and offers a range of two to nine bedroom cluster flats and studios and a range of on-site facilities and amenities.

David Campbell, managing director of Alumno Developments, said: "Starting work at Powis Place is an important step toward delivering on our promise to bring a new standard of bespoke accommodation to a city crying out for new facilities.

“Aberdeen has a significant international reputation as a first class destination for study – by creating this bespoke new accommodation, we will further enhance the city’s offering to a dynamic, cosmopolitan student body.”

Construction work is scheduled to complete in time for the 2016/17 academic year.

2 Comments

Don Diamante
#1 Posted by Don Diamante on 1 May 2015 at 10:01 AM
Not sure about this, at first glance I feel the need for another depressed sigh at the sight of another student accommodation blob, on the other hand there's nothing else like it in the city.

I think this is one I'll need to see in real life, but admittedly this is another area of the city badly neglected and dilapidated.

At least it's better than the Causewayend School proposal, which promotes more of a suicidal gasp than a depressed sigh.

Cheers
DD
Linda Castle
#2 Posted by Linda Castle on 3 May 2015 at 10:05 AM
I agree with above comment . My opinion having student kids in Edinburgh & Glasgow, both prefer to stay in non student specific residential properties . Having stayed in Old Aberdeen myself , a mixture of HMO s mainly students and residents , there is probably a need for student specific flats to avoid the anti social hours & noises some tend to make. My opinion Aberdeen crying for decent modern living spaces for all residents not just students. Students residents ( I nearly bought the new Knox development in Glasgow but the T&C are non agreeable to me) , won't allow normal occupancy , don't attract council tax, so we have a whole massive area that need council attention minus the tax to pay for it etc etc . My sons prefer living in residential flats with working professionals and families for neighbours . And so would many of their friends forcing families to buy temporary accommodations in Aberdeen , increasing the already heated market in property Aberdeen. So my argument isn't about the structure or the aesthetic appeal just the whole downturn sees proposed offices are now turning into more student only premises . And I fail to see how these will help the nurses , medics ( badly needed ) oil workers and families in Aberdeen.

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