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Aberdeen ramps up council house delivery with 302 Dyce homes

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July 2 2018

Aberdeen ramps up council house delivery with 302 Dyce homes
Aberdeen City Council is ramping up the large-scale delivery of new council housing by progressing a 302-home social housing project on brownfield land at Wellheads Road, Dyce, six miles north west of the city centre.

The Halliday Fraser Munro design is spread across five north/south oriented blocks of four and five storeys, sandwiching a series of linear parks and a shared surface square while retaining mature planting along Stoneywood Road as a protective buffer.

In a statement the architects observed: “The building frontages facing the landscaped parks have been designed to reflect the internal arrangement of dwellings both vertically and horizontally.

“Ground level properties, many with private gardens, have full height glazed window/door screens providing lively active frontage and direct access to the open space. This also allows the ground floor to have a distinct architectural expression.

“At roof level various properties are furnished with zinc sheeting providing a varied roofline to the buildings and defining the top of each flat unit. This animated roofline is enhanced by varying heights reflecting the individual flat footprints and emphasised by the stepping of the flats and use of different materials.”

Further accentuation is achieved through use of darker brick to recessed areas and white render to mis-prominence homes and a light brick for the most visually prominent elements.
Linear parks will provide passive surveillance
Linear parks will provide passive surveillance
New homes will rise on the site of a former car park adjacent to BP's headquarters
New homes will rise on the site of a former car park adjacent to BP's headquarters

5 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 2 Jul 2018 at 15:40 PM
Aberdeen never fails to deliver.
Philip
#2 Posted by Philip on 2 Jul 2018 at 19:02 PM
Desperate. Thought Malcolm Fraser was design director for these muppets? Yet to see anything from HFM displaying any architectural quality or aspiration.
the bruce plan
#3 Posted by the bruce plan on 2 Jul 2018 at 20:06 PM
We used to do this in Glasgow in the 1950's and 60's, build social housing six miles from the city center. It was a huge success...
Ghost
#4 Posted by Ghost on 3 Jul 2018 at 08:28 AM
Looks like the woman in image 3 has slit her own throat at the thought of having to live in this development.....
Sue Pearman
#5 Posted by Sue Pearman on 3 Jul 2018 at 09:23 AM
Are these the backcourt views? - are there any views of the fronts of the buildings...

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