Plans to demolish former Aberdeen care home to make way for new homes

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Plans have been lodged to flatten a former care home and turn it into a 49-home residential development.

CALA Homes and Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA) have tabled plans to build the new development at 22 King’s Gate, Aberdeen.

The application states a total of 49 flats will be built, adding the site will replace a “redundant, surplus building” with a “high quality, contemporary flatted development.”

The site was previously occupied by the disused Forest Grove care home and was most recently occupied by VSA.

A design statement for the application said, up until its closure in April 2017, the building supported up to 30 elderly people a day suffering from dementia and was staffed by up to 15 people.

The statement added: “The premises are no longer fit for purpose.

“It was also determined that the site would not be suitable for VSA to provide a new facility.

“An alternative site at Abergeldie Road was therefore pursued and now is owned by VSA and benefits from detailed planning permission for a 20-bed lifetime supported living accommodation development.”

The proceeds from the sale of Forest Grove, which is owned by VSA, will be used to fund the new Abergeldie Road facility.

The plans show access to the site will be provided via an existing opening on King’s Gate and pedestrian access is also offered into the site.

A total of 49 car parking spaces will be provided on the site – one space per flat – and one Car Club space has also been proposed.

Some 10 of these spaces will be constructed in an underground parking area with the remaining 39 spaces located to the south and east of the building.