Construction work has begun on a new £16million student accommodation development in Aberdeen.
The development is located on the former tyre depot at the corner of Willowbank Road and Hardgate and will serve both Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen, benefiting from good public transport links and close proximity to the city centre.
Carlisle-based Northern Developments has started work on a 222 en-suite student bedroom scheme which received planning consent in 2016.
Northern Developments has delivered more than 1,000 student beds across the North of England and bring 32 years’ experience in design and build delivery. This experience is reflected in the focus on sustainability of the building and ensuring that the experience of the students living in it will be of the highest quality.
Aberdeenshire sub-contractor Andrew Cowie Ltd has started groundworks on the site and the project will be complete in the summer of 2018 for September arrivals.
Eddie Ward, commercial manager for Northern Developments, said: “We are very pleased to have started work on the Willowbank Road site and look forward to delivering this exciting development.
“It will meet the demands of modern student living in every respect and will be very appealing to the millennial generation who quite rightly expect high standards and the latest technology to suit their technological and educational needs.
“As a business we strive to use a local supply chain to both deliver the best in class development but to also support a local economy such as that in Aberdeen.”