New homes to knit former school site back into Aberdeen suburb
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February 22 2021
The move frees up around 4 hectares of brownfield site off Cairngorm Drive for the delivery of a series of grouped apartment blocks and terraced houses arranged around garden courtyards and forming an urban street edge.
Employing mono-pitch roofs the new homes finished in robust brick overlayed with anodised metalwork the properties will employ a mix of internal and external balconies at key corners and junctions.
Led by Atkins and Rankin Fraser this work specifies a mix of growing beds, fruit trees, gathering spaces and drying greens to provide low maintenance and useable outdoor space arranged around pedestrian and cycle priority routes.
Atkins wrote: "Due to the challenging topography of the site a series of development platforms have been created that work with the existing levels to reduce the need for significant groundworks.
"The platforms in conjunction with a new orthogonal street geometry seek to stitch and weave the site into the fabric of the surrounding area. The result is a gridded site plan with a series of development parcels.
"Barrier-free access around the site will be provided with careful grading within the path and landscape design, which will strengthen community spirit and enhance neighbourhood identities."
Kincorth is a sister build to a development of 99 apartments at the former Craighill Primary by jmarchitects and Rankin Fraser.