Major build projects update to committee

Councillor Martin Greig

SEVERAL major build projects have been completed in Aberdeen including two new school complexes with more schemes continuing at pace, a council committee heard today.

Aberdeen City Council’s Finance and Resources Committee was given updates on capital programme projects ranging from a major roads project to progress on new council housing.

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Committee convener Councillor Alex McLellan said: “Aberdeen City Council is investing in a range of capital projects across the city to ensure our city is a place people want to live, work, raise a family, or invest.”

A report to committee gave updates for several key capital projects including:

  • New Countesswells Primary School and Greyhope School & Community Hub – both open and brought into use;
  • Tillydrone Primary School (new Riverbank Primary School) – work has started at the site;
  • Union Terrace Gardens – snagging works continue, the grassed area has been turfed, and tenants for the remaining two pavilions;
  • South College Street Improvement Junction – all project roads and junctions have reopened and the works are now substantially complete;
  • Energy from Waste facility in Altens Industrial Estate – works and commissioning are now complete and acceptance of the facility is expected soon;
  • Tillydrone Cruyff Court – works started last month (October 2023) with an anticipated completion date of Spring 2024;
  • New council housing – works continue to progress at the Summerhill, Kaimhill, Tillydrone, and Cloverhill projects, and a value engineering exercise is being carried for the sites at Craighill and Kincorth to try and deliver a more cost effective capital cost for each project.

A separate report to committee on the council’s financial delivery on the capital programme said several projects have been added to the programme following confirmation of funding awards from the Scottish Government:

  • Up to £309,000 for school age childcare;
  • £150,000 for coastal change adaption;
  • £4,000 for the Community Bus Fund.

The Denburn Restoration project will be added to future updates of the programme, the report said.

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