A DEAL to deliver 2,000 homes in Aberdeen over the next two years is set to be signed off this week.
The city council is poised to pick a development partner when it meets on Thursday.
The Evening Express understands three groups are bidding for the contract.
Homes for rent and sale are to be included, with some properties reserved for key workers, such as teachers.
Under the arrangement, the council would part own the homes, many of which would be affordable.
The deal – which will be discussed behind closed doors because of commercial sensitivities – is forecast to turn a profit for the local authority.
Housing has been identified as a priority in the Labour-led administration’s strategic infrastructure plan.
Some of the first homes are expected to be built at the former Summerhill Academy site, which has been earmarked for 350.