Countesswells is further adding to its mix of homes as Barratt Homes has acquired one of the land parcels on the first phase of the development.
The award-winning housebuilder will be the third developer at Countesswells, following Stewart Milne Homes and Kirkwood Homes.
Approximately 128 homes, in a variety of sizes and styles, will be built by Barratt Homes on almost 9.0 acres of land, in a deal which further boosts confidence in the regional housing market.
The announcement follows the acquisition of 4.35 acres by Kirkwood Homes, who are now on site and have started building 57 homes – ranging from two bed apartments to four bed detached homes.
Meanwhile, Stewart Milne Homes has built around 150 homes in the first phase of the development of the new town. Over 150 families have moved into apartments, terraced homes and semi and detached homes at Regency Place. This first neighbourhood boasts extensive landscaped grounds, including the Cults Burn Park, a playpark and a community orchard.
Allan McGregor, project director for Countesswells, said: “Countesswells represents a new and exciting way of delivering housing projects of scale. The land packages available offer very attractive opportunities for developers as they are fully serviced and capable of early development. This investment by Barratt Homes underlines the sought-after brand proposition at Countesswells and renewed confidence in the wider Aberdeen market. We are pleased that Barratt Homes is now working with us to deliver our vision for the new town to be one of the most attractive and innovative new towns in Scotland.”
David Palmer, managing director at Barratt Homes added: “Aberdeen continues to be a strategically important region for Barratt Homes, which is why we are delighted to announce our plans to develop 128 five-star quality homes at Countesswells today.
“Demand for new homes remains high in the region, which has plenty to offer in terms of employment, culture, lifestyle and environment. We very much look forward to playing our part in bringing the community of Countesswells to life.”