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First new council housing in a generation completes in Aberdeen

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November 16 2011

First new council housing in a generation completes in Aberdeen
Stewart Milne Construction has completed design and build work on the first new council housing to be built in Aberdeen for over 30 years.

Comprising 85 homes in three locations around the city; Northfield, Tillydrone and Cults, it marks completion of the first phase of Aberdeen City Council’s new build social housing programme.

Each home is designed to be both flexible and energy efficient thanks to a high specification timber frame build. Renewable energy is provided in the form of air source heat pumps; solar thermal panels; solar photovoltaic cells; mechanical ventilation heat recovery; grey water recycling for the flats; and rain water harvesting for the houses.

Aberdeen City Council’s Housing and Environment Convener, Aileen Malone, said: “Our new-build programme is much more than simply constructing much needed homes to help alleviate housing waiting lists and reduce homelessness in the city.  These 21st century homes have been built to encourage sustainable communities for the benefit of our citizens now and for future generations.”
Properties comprise a mixture of two and three bedroom homes
Properties comprise a mixture of two and three bedroom homes

1 Comment

Auntie Nairn
#1 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 21 Nov 2011 at 14:34 PM
It would be interesting to see the costs for this project. Now that LA's are procuring new housing directly and effectively sidelining housing associations, what do they do - hand the lot over to a housebuilder.

And another thing - what is going on with that rainwater downpipe??

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