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March 22 2018

130 homes planned for Aberdeen’s River Dee
Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects are proposing to build 130 affordable homes between the River Dee and Abbotswell Road in Aberdeen on disused industrial land, supplanting a previously approved scheme for a mix of private and affordable homes.

Individual properties will benefit from enhanced space standards for wheelchair users while a green belt of planting will be used to blend the homes in with neighbouring Duthie Park. This will be threaded with new pedestrian links to improve connectivity in this part of the city.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The form of the buildings is broken up into a variety of smaller elements to keep a human and residential scale to the development.

“A restricted palette of High quality, sustainable materials are utilised, predominantly two shades of brick and a render coating.  The buildings will be complemented by attractive hard and soft landscaped areas.”

Split between two ‘urban’ and two ‘island’ blocks defined largely by their relationship to the treeline and are being delivered on behalf of Stewart Milne Homes.
Homes will be arranged linearly along the edge of Duthie Park
Homes will be arranged linearly along the edge of Duthie Park
River views will be maximised where possible
River views will be maximised where possible

5 Comments

Mince Merchant
#1 Posted by Mince Merchant on 22 Mar 2018 at 11:34 AM
Full blooded, 100% pure mince.
Stevie Steve
#2 Posted by Stevie Steve on 22 Mar 2018 at 13:27 PM
Aberdeen: Where architecture goes to die
Don Diamante
#3 Posted by Don Diamante on 23 Mar 2018 at 09:28 AM
Seriously, how is this supposed to be enhancing the urban landscape, in this day and age?

Yes, we've decided to take design cues from 1950s emergency housing tenements, and have carefully avoided anything remotely resembling 'a feature'.

I'd rather keep the dilapidated warehouse that's currently there.

That aerial picture is about 10 years out of date, going by the Banks O'Dee site.
Aberdire
#4 Posted by Aberdire on 23 Mar 2018 at 13:39 PM
Absolutely Dire
Stylecouncil
#5 Posted by Stylecouncil on 23 Mar 2018 at 14:15 PM
#1 insulting to mince.

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