PLANS have been lodged to build more than 100 homes in the grounds of a hospital in the hope it will address problems recruiting nursing and teaching staff across the North-east.
NHS Grampian wants to create 110 homes on the former nurses’ accommodation complex at Foresterhill Court at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The proposed key worker accommodation is not just for NHS staff but for emergency workers and teachers.
The flats, which will be built in partnership with Grampian Housing Association, are expected to be complete by the winter of 2017.
And the plans could see 220 workers living in the three to four storey high accommodation on the former nurses’ complex.
The key worker accommodation is part of the £150 million redevelopment of Foresterhill announced in August, which will also include Baird Family Hospital, a new cancer centre and the relocation of Foresterhill Health Centre.
A range of other projects for key worker accommodation have also been planned by the health board, such as on land across from Westburn Road which was previously used for allotments for NHS Grampian.
Proposals are also being developed for a bowling green near to an allotment area, which was also previously used by NHS Grampian but has remained derelict for several years.