Client: Aberdeen City Council
Location: Dyce, Aberdeen
Mix: 283 apartments 1,2,3 and 4 bed
Tenure: Affordable for Social Rent
Value: £30 Million
Contract: Design and Build
Sustainability: Bronze Active (CHP heating) / Silver (performance, space heating, CO2 emissions)
Exceptional Energy Performance
This innovative 283 apartment development utilises a 'fabric first' approach with a combined heat and power (CHP) system to achieve exceptional energy efficiency and reduce emissions.
Wellheads CHP carbon footprint is a maximum of 250g of CO2 per kWh of heat. This is a 66% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared with gas boilers (up to 380g of CO2 per kWh).
Building Standards have awarded the optimised building envelope ‘Silver Standard’. These structures achieve a 21% reduction in CO2 emissions compared with standard homes.
All tenants are offered the highest level of sustainable housing across all four apartment types. 1,000m2 of green space is provided, including; community open spaces with provision for children’s play; woodland walks; spaces for quiet contemplation and shelter.
Ogilvie implemented an ambitious social value plan during construction. A range of activities were delivered in partnership with 10+ organisations to deliver socio and economic benefits.
Employment and Skills
- 1 no. trainee site manager has been engaged and is supported on the job
- ‘CV Surgery’ project with Developing Young Workforce North East and North East College. Assisting 30+ students to find suitable employment by offering employability and CV advice.
Health and Wellbeing
- Partnership with Men’s Shed to facilitate mental health/social inclusion initiatives
- £500 donation to the Voluntary Service Aberdeen towards adult mental health initiatives
- MacMillan Coffee Morning with £600+ funds raised
Social and Financial Inclusion
- Fortnightly collections for Dyce Parish Church Foodbank
- Donation of around £1000 gym equipment for community halls
Supporting Young People
- Sponsor of Dyce Juniors FC, supplying £2000 sports kit for the team’s away matches
- Sponsorship of PPE for a local children’s environmental group ‘Dyce Litter Pickers’
- Supporter of Charlie House, reaching 1000+ children with life-limiting conditions
Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The work at Wellheads Road accelerates our ambitious council housing programme, which is already delivering a raft of new homes.
“Improving the quality of life for residents is fundamental to everything the Council does and the provision of high quality, affordable housing offering a range of tenancies is central to that.
“Our Local Outcome Improvement Plan – shaped with partners – has at its heart place-making and to that end we are committed to creating inclusive new communities where people feel connected and valued.”