Aberdeen council house building programme adds 99 new homes
January 19 2021
Aberdeen City Council has joined forces with jmarchitects and RankinFraser landscape architecture to spearhead the redevelopment of the former Craighill Primary School in the Kincorth area of the city for social housing.
99 dementia-friendly apartments and terraced homes have been earmarked for the plot, each fronting a shared surface streetscape to establish a pedestrian focussed neighbourhood.
Explaining their approach the architects observed: "The blocks have been arranged to form a new urban edge to the site, articulating gable ends at key junctions and framing new landscaped amenity spaces. Secure communal amenity courtyards are formed within the central area between the blocks.
"We believe that the mix of scales of blocks within the site and a mono-pitched roof approach with an emphasis on the important corner buildings and highly visible gable ends will reinforce a response which proposes an appropriate scale and form."
Individual blocks will be covered in a robust weathered brick outer skin with generous corner windows and projecting precast balconies adding depth and precast stringer courses distinguishing each storey.