CONSTRUCTION work is due to start on two adjacent student accommodation blocks set to house around 400 people.
Demolition is nearing completion on two sites in the Powis Place area of Aberdeen.
As a result, building work is expected to start in the next couple of days on the seven-storey student accommodation block on the site of the former Granherne House.
The development will consist of 173 bedrooms.
Andy Taylor of Visage Properties, the firm behind the scheme, said: “We are delighted to provide high-quality en-suite studio accommodation in Aberdeen. The property has until now been a long-term investment hold and our redevelopment solution, allied to a unique design and delivery process, will allow us to deliver a very different product to that currently available in the Aberdeen student accommodation sector.”
A car park will also be created with provision for 20 cars and 70 bicycles.
The building will have its own student reception, a TV and games room and a quiet study area to be located on the ground floor of the building.
Work is also due to begin on a neighbouring £11 million student complex next to the proposed 173-room building.
The six-storey structure by Alumno Developments will include a mix of two to nine-bedroom flats along with “studio” apartments, to cater for 196 people.
The Powis Place development includes onsite management facilities and modern amenities, as well as secure cycle spaces as part of an effort to encourage a reduction in car use.
Councillor for the area Nathan Morrison said: “In the area there are so many proposals for student accommodation and there is a risk of drowning out residents. As a council we need to look at just how many student accommodation complexes and HMOs there are.”