Located in the Garthdee area of Aberdeen, the project comprised the development of a challenging sloping site in to affordable residential apartment blocks. The development consisted of two new three and four storey buildings containing a total of 35 nr one and two bedroom apartments. Externally, the development included associated site works, parking, external services and drainage.
The construction generally was that of timber kit, with the external envelope combining roughcast render and low maintenance weatherboarding. The site was finished with tarmac and paving blocks generally with aspects of both soft and hard landscaping.
BDG Thomson Gray provided a full range construction cost consultancy and CDM Co-Ordination services on the project. The cost consultancy services included cost planning, tender preparation, tender reporting and post contract financial control.
The completed development comprises economical but stylish one and two bedroom apartments, together with communal lobby areas.
This project in Aberdeen has proved successful, with the accommodation offering an affordable housing solution in a well-connected location. Now complete, the development is helping with the growing demand for affordable housing in the area.
“We enjoy working with BDG Thomson Gray – they understand the requirements of Housing Associations and particularly the importance of good specifications, cost planning and forecasting grant spend and providing good cost information to back up any additional cost elements. As Employers Agent they assist with driving projects forward, taking a lead role in the design team and ensuring team members are carrying out their actions on time, and offering good advice on contractual issues.” – Marcie Balance, Langstane Housing Association