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To mark the near-completion of the first phase of green space development at Countesswells, a special event is being planned for stakeholders and guests to show them the impressive progress over the last 16 months since work began on site in April 2016.
Kirkwood Homes is set to acquire one of several packages of land and add to the already flourishing community which is evolving at Countesswells.
Countesswells Development Limited (CDL) has revealed that Kirkwood Homes will be the second developer, after Stewart Milne Homes, to commence construction on site.
Summer is well under way at the new community of Countesswells as 4.5 hectares of green space, woodland and a wildflower meadow have taken root and are blooming.
The multimillion-pound investment in landscaping to create a green space in Aberdeenshire is starting to mirror the artist's impressions first revealed some years ago in the masterplan for the new £800million town to the rest of the city.
The first neighbourhood within an £800 million new town in Aberdeen, backed by an innovative UK Government funding scheme, has welcomed its first residents.
The new community of Countesswells, on the outskirts of the city, has been deemed exemplary in relation to its high quality design and delivery, which has been accelerated through an £86 million guarantee from HM Treasury.
A new project director has been appointed to oversee the delivery of the £800 million new community of Countesswells to the West of Aberdeen.
Allan McGregor, formerly project manager for Countesswells, has been promoted to project director. In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the new 3,000 home community which includes new schools and community facilities and amenities, retail and business accommodation alongside extensive green spaces, parkland and high quality landscaping.
The first couple to move into the north-east’s newest town said starting off with no neighbours was a “surreal” experience.
Peter and Susan Scott were the first residents of the £1billion Countesswells housing development when they collected their keys last week.
But for the first days they found the only other residents of the streets – which will eventually have some 3,000 homes on them, were their dogs, Holly and Archie.
Mrs Scott said: “It feels really good.
“It’s interesting now that we are here just to watch how everything is developing.
Stewart Milne Homes has unveiled a new style of living at its highly sought after community at Regency Place, Countesswells.
Buyers looking to see what life could be like at one of Aberdeen’s most desirable addresses are invited to the new striking show village featuring four beautifully designed showhomes including the two bedroom Aversley, three bedroom Argyll and Castlewellan and four bedroom Denewood.
The first of more than 600 trees being planted at the new community of Countesswells have arrived on site as part of a multi-million pound investment in landscaping.
Countesswells will be one of the most green and attractive places to live in Aberdeen. The new trees, an orchard and wildflower meadow are being planted over the coming weeks as part of the first phase of development. More than 4.5 hectares of new, public space and parkland is now being created, alongside the first streets, pavements and supporting utilities.
The highly anticipated first homes are set to be released for sale at Aberdeen’s newest community, with buyers able to own a piece of housing history at Countesswells from Thursday 29th December 2016.
Stewart Milne Homes will open the doors to the new show village at Regency Place, Countesswells at 11am on the day, giving eager buyers a first glimpse of what life could be like in the vibrant new community.
The countdown to Stewart Milne Homes’ exciting new community at Countesswells is now underway with buyers able to reserve a home in one of Aberdeen’s most sought after neighbourhoods, from September 2016.
The first homes in Aberdeen’s newest community will feature two and three bedroom mews, three bedroom semi-detached and three, four and five bedroom detached homes – catering for a range of lifestyles and buyers.
Countesswells Development Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Milne Group, has appointed Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Savills to sell the first parcels of land on the new development which will see 3000 new homes, of which 750 will be affordable, being developed to the west of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council has released planning permission in principle for the new community of Countesswells, meaning work can begin on the landmark project this month.
Countesswells will comprise 3,000 homes, of which 750 will be affordable, together with the infrastructure needed to support the new settlement, including schools, employment land, parks, and leisure and healthcare facilities. The development will be phased over 15 years with a total capital value of approximately £1 billion, boosting the local economy and supporting construction jobs in the north east.
With final preparations being made for work to begin on site, two new appointments have been announced to support its delivery. Allan McGregor has been appointed as Project Manager and Claire Burt as Community Liaison Officer for the development.
Countesswells Development LTD, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Stewart Milne Group will start work on the first phase of a prestigious new community to the west of Aberdeen in April 2016, following HM Treasury’s (HMT) support for the project.
A UK Treasury guarantee for a £80 million loan to finance a new development of 3,000 homes in Aberdeen was announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, today.
The new homes will be built by the Stewart Milne Group as the Countesswells development on greenfield land in, Aberdeen.
Countesswells is an exciting and sustainable new community – a desirable place to live, work and relax – located to the west of Aberdeen and which will comprise 3,000 homes, employment land and associated amenities including schools, shops and healthcare facilities.
Countesswells will be a new community with its own identity, in a desirable and attractive rural location, providing a high quality and high amenity place for people of all ages to live, while enjoying the benefits of proximity to Aberdeen and other settlements