We are growing a flourishing new community born out of the landscape. Where families, couples and individuals can make every moment count more than ever before.
A run before breakfast. A leisurely walk to work. Golf at the weekend. Picnics in the park. Woodland strolls with the dog. Your perfect spot and a good book. This is the place where your family could blossom.
Juggling the practicalities of family life becomes a little easier when everything feels close by. Collecting the kids or a pint of milk or popping to the GP, airport or city centre becomes less of a chore, all this with nature’s playground on your doorstep.
Getting from your front door to the great outdoors takes minutes. There you can walk in Countesswells, Foggieton and Hazlehead woods. Go bird watching or mountain biking. Or take a picnic to one of three new parks within Countesswells.
The Cults Burn Park which meanders through Countesswells, is a natural park with a play area and orchard, surrounding the water course and connecting Hazlehead woodland through to Countesswells Woods.
Bordered by retail and office space, the planned Central Park will be Scotland’s largest new town park in over 100 years and will be the hub of Countesswells. Here you’ll also find places for kids to play, whether kicking a ball around or in play areas. Countesswells’ Central Park could play host to all kinds of local events and community get togethers.
Countesswells will be the perfect place to raise a family. Provision has been made for two brand new primary schools and a secondary level Academy.
Countesswells Community Campus
The Countesswells community campus will provide the location for the secondary school and one of the primary schools, as well as sports and other community facilities. The campus will be in a prominent location at the eastern end of the Central Park, becoming a fully integrated resource for the wider community.
Two primary schools will be built within residential neighbourhoods, each offering high-quality facilities in safe, accessible and attractive surroundings.
The first Primary School, Countesswells Primary School, will be located adjacent to the neighbourhood centre to the north of Countesswells overlooking the Cults Burn Park.
The second primary school will also be within the community campus area. This central location is accessible to residents living in the centre and to the south of Countesswells. Situated adjacent to the secondary school the primary school will have its own grounds and facilities and benefit from sharing the facilities available within the campus.
Countesswells Academy will be within the community campus, overlooking the Central Park. The central location provides good access to the core road network and strategic path network to ensure it can be safely and easily accessed on foot, or by bus or car. The Academy will provide a landmark at the eastern edge of the Central Park, reflecting its importance within the community. A modern new school for secondary school children, it will also offer educational, arts and sporting facilities for the whole community.
As well as having access to broadband speeds of 1Gbps – more than 35 times faster than the UK average – the new town will boast significant inter-community connectivity including several ‘green walk ways’ that allows walkers, cyclists and horse-riders to travel from one woodland to another, without venturing along a road.
Buses will pick up and drop off throughout Countesswells, providing a fast route into Aberdeen and the surrounding towns. The Stagecoach number 4 service transports residents to and from the growing community to the city centre and surrounding towns.
The AWPR (city bypass) and A90 are just 2.5 miles, a 6-minute drive away, providing fast links to both the north and south. The business parks of Prime Four and Westhill are 1.9miles, around 5 minutes, and 3.8 miles or 10 minutes away respectively. Aberdeen city centre is only 5.2 miles, a 15 minute drive away. If you’re working further afield, you can be at the airport in 12 minutes, only 6.1 miles travelling via the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, and Aberdeen train station in 15 minutes, 5.8 miles away. The centre of Countesswells will also have its own high-grade office accommodation and retail premises, so your daily commute could be a stroll across the park or a short ride along a cycle path.
*All timings are approximate. Traffic conditions may delay travel time significantly. Always check your route for any delays before travelling.Read more