First new council housing in a generation completes in Aberdeen
November 16 2011
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.”
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