More than 100 homes planned at former Aberdeen oil company site



Plans to build a housing development of over 100 homes on the outskirts of Aberdeen have begun.

Silverburn House before it was demolished by Dem-Master

The development can now begin as Silverburn House, on Claymore Drive in Bridge of Don, which formerly housed GE company Baker Hughes has been demolished.

The site of Silverburn House has been unoccupied since the company relocated its offices to Dyce and demolition work started in summer this year.

A consultation event was held on October 8, after a proposal of application notice was lodged with Aberdeen City Council on July 18.

Space Solutions, the agents for the Silverburn House development, discussed the plans with local residents and visited members of Bridge of Don community council to discuss their proposals with its members.

Official plans for the development are expected to be submitted before the end of 2019.

In total, 119 residential units could be built on the site, which is currently zoned for business use. The homes would be mainly made up of two and three-bedroom terraced houses, as well as someone, two and three-bedroom flats. Around a quarter of the homes would be affordable housing.

The sports centre would be maintained for public use.

Provisions for community and retail space within the development could also be made if they were financially feasible.

Angus Smith, associate director of Space Solutions, said: “We had interest in the proposals from the community council and the later public exhibition. Though numbers attending the event were not high, those who did make it along expressed their support of the proposals. We await further transport studies and acoustic studies to be completed so it is hoped we would have a planning application lodged before the end of this year.”



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