Developer brings forward detailed application for Rubislaw Quarry flats project

Canadian real estate firm Carttera has this week lodged full plans for its revised housing development at Aberdeen’s Rubislaw Quarry.

Located on the north side of the historic quarry, Rubislaw View will consist of 245 fully managed, one, two and three-bedroom apartments aimed at the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Amenities for residents and the public include a public bistro, state-of-the-art residents only gym, underground parking (including electric vehicle charging points), publicly available car club cars, and a full concierge service for tenants.

The development will be set within landscaped surroundings complemented by walking paths for the public offering spectacular views across the quarry.

The plans for Rubislaw View have been revised from the previous scheme which was refused planning consent in 2018. Revisions include a significant reduction in the scale of the building, decreasing it in height, length and area, and a consequent reduction in the number of apartments whilst increasing the relative amount of on-site parking.

Commenting on behalf of the development, Dr Maggie Bochel of Aurora Planning said: “We are delighted to be lodging the revised plans. We have taken on-board comments made by the public, the council and the Scottish Government Reporter on the previous scheme and the new plans very much reflect that.

“Although PRS is still relatively new to the city our clients are confident that there is a real demand for it. It’s becoming harder for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder and so it’s increasingly the tenure of choice for young people. But, as the Scottish Government has recognised, it also offers significant economic benefits which the city is keen to embrace.”

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