Demolition of former Aberdeen fire station could see affordable homes built

The former fire station on North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen.

A demolition warrant has been lodged for a former Aberdeen fire station.

Sanctuary Housing Association, which owns the site on North Anderson Drive, is looking to clear the site for future proposals.

The firm is looking to explore the possibility of building affordable homes on the land which is located next door to the current fire station.

It is understood that more than 120 homes could be built but it is not known how many bedrooms or whether they will be houses, flats or a mixture.

Sanctuary currently has a proposal of application notice lodged with the local authority and is hoping to host a public consultation early next year.

Politicians had backed the plans for the site, claiming it could potentially attract more key workers to Aberdeen. Dundee firm Safedem Ltd has lodged the warrant to demolish the former fire base.

A spokesman for Sanctuary Housing Association told the Evening Express he was unable to confirm a date for the consultation.

He said: “We have bought the site and are hoping to build homes on it.

“We have applied for a demolition warrant to clear the area with Aberdeen City Council.

“A public engagement event will be held in due course which will be publicised so members of the public can view detailed plans of our proposals.”

The fire station opened in the 1960s and was replaced by the new facility next door in 2008.

The council has previously thrown out plans for a supermarket – claiming it would have a detrimental impact on residential amenity.

 

A decision on the demolition warrant could be made in early January.

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