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Chapelton sets the scene for new BBC documentary

April 22 2016

Chapelton sets the scene for new BBC documentary
Chapelton, Scotland’s largest planned new town situated five miles south of Aberdeen, is to provide a backdrop for a new BBC television series documenting emerging developments and the communities which use them.

How Scotland Works will air from 26 April will give audiences a guided tour of the estate peppered with interviews with residents and the developers behind the project.

The Duke of Fife, director of Elsick Development Company, said: “How Scotland Works has been an exciting project for us to be involved with. The episode will give people across the country a great insight into how quickly a new community is forming and the success of the development so far.

“With more than 70 homes in Chapelton occupied and over 80 properties sold or reserved, work is now well underway on phase two of the development. We look forward to seeing how the series captures this progress.”

Upon completion Chapelton, designed by Brooks Murray Architects, will be home to 4,045 houses.


#1 Posted by j on 22 Apr 2016 at 12:22 PM
I thought they had already made a movie about a fabricated Disney-esque estate. It was called the Truman Show...
#2 Posted by TepidMouse on 22 Apr 2016 at 13:08 PM
Why on earth does anyone think this is a good idea? Proceeding to build yet another "new town" in Scotland when there is ample brownfield land in and around Aberdeen and the small Aberdeenshire towns. Add to that the significant downturn of business in the North East and you have to question just who will buy these homes in the middle of a field. Utter madness, we should be focussing on improving the settlements we have not building new ones!
#3 Posted by Tom on 22 Apr 2016 at 13:37 PM
Also, this isn't Scotland's largest planned new town. Glenrothes, Livingston, East Kilbridge, Irvine & Cumbernauld are all planned new towns...only 60 years young.

Big Chantelle
#4 Posted by Big Chantelle on 23 Apr 2016 at 09:04 AM
Wit a suprise that thu term 'disney' is awready being used courtesy ae 'J' in post number wan.

'Disnesque', 'Pastiche', 'Backwaurds' -- just a few ae the term the liberal lefties use tae denounce architecture which doesnae conform tae their ae brainwashed modernist concrete ideals.

Am willing tae bet the clientèle ae Chapelton will be ae a highur calibur than those inhabiting the concrete hoosing estates 'j' in post #1 presumable luvs. Unlike the hit telly show 'the scheme', thur probably willnae be a syringe or tennur bag in sight. Or a three year old Farmfoods carrier bag.
Walt Disney
#5 Posted by Walt Disney on 25 Apr 2016 at 16:17 PM
I've said before, I dont like this.
#6 Posted by Yaldy on 25 Apr 2016 at 17:37 PM
three year old farmfoods bag is a belter
#7 Posted by Terra on 25 Apr 2016 at 17:40 PM
I would agree with people who say we should be using up all inner city residential areas before building "new towns" but let's be honest, this particular town is a vast improvement on places like Cumbernauld isn't it? Credit where it's due. It's not too bad at all but we should be using up all the residential areas of cities proper before expanding the outskirts with new towns.
#8 Posted by JBB on 28 Apr 2016 at 23:05 PM
Whatever your take on the architecture it's not a stock wee Stuarty Milne destroy all hope development. It might be on top of a hill, with no amenities yet and be a construction site for the next 15 years but has a chance. Fair play to the developer for giving it a go.

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