First look inside former Aberdeen school’s transformation into student accommodation

Work under way at the former Causewayend School site.
Work under way at the former Causewayend School site.

The refurbishment of an “iconic” former school building has been praised.

The old Causewayend School site, which had lain abandoned for a number of years, is set to return to use as Unite student accommodation.

The site had been badly damaged by vandals and suffered multiple fires, however, the main school building has now been cleaned up.

The development is almost complete and has been met with approval by ward councillors.

A kitchen in the student accommodation
A kitchen in the student accommodation

Councillor Jean Morrison said: “I’m really pleased that they’ve managed to keep so much of the school. It’s an iconic building and they’ve managed to do a great job of cleaning it up.

“It looks really good. It’s good to see these buildings, particularly granite buildings, are being kept and brought back into use.

“It’s about maintaining the heritage of the city.”

Flat in the school
Flat in the school

The development, which cost £23 million, is scheduled to be completed by July 15, having started in March last year.

Richard Simpson, Unite’s managing director of property, said: “The sympathetic redevelopment of Causeway View into high quality and environmentally sound accommodation will provide a safe and secure home for the growing numbers of students attracted to the city.”

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