PROPOSALS to build more than 120 affordable homes on the site of a former prison have been lodged.
The Evening Express can today reveal new images of the 127-home development planned for the former Craiginches Prison in Torry, with proposals now submitted to Aberdeen City Council.
The scheme by Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association is to include a mixture of around 75% flats and 25% houses – and all of the properties will be classed as affordable housing.
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is still in the process of selling the prison site to Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association.
If the plans are approved by the council, work is expected to start next spring and the development is expected to be finished in autumn 2017.
The homes will be aimed at key workers in the city, including council workers, medical staff and teachers, to try to attract more to the area.