Ogilvie Construction has broken ground on a project to build a new residential home for children with learning disabilities and complex needs for Camphill School Aberdeen on its Murtle Estate.
The north east charity, which is based across three campuses in the West of Aberdeen, has been providing day and residential support for children and young people with complex additional support needs and learning disabilities in the region for more than 80 years. It currently supports over 100 students and is aiming to raise £10 million over 10 years to expand its capacity by 60%.
The new state of the art sustainable home will have 11 bedrooms and is expected to be completed by Autumn 2024. Alex Busch, Executive Director at Camphill School Aberdeen, said: “Many of the children and young people who come to us have struggled to thrive in mainstream education or have faced having to move to residential care hundreds of miles away from their families. In addition, we have seen a huge increase in demand for our services in recent years, so we urgently need to increase our capacity both for day and residential pupils.
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, added: “We are delighted to get site operations under way on such a valuable asset to the community. We look forward to handing over a high-quality sustainable facility next year that will meet the needs of residents for many years to come.”