Housing Development Kaimhill Aberdeen

Site Location

The site is located within a densely populated residential area with existing dwellings located on the opposite of the circular road.


Procured through the Scotland Excel New Residential Housing Framework, the Kaimhill Housing Project is part of the wider Aberdeen City Council Housing Programme 2022. The purpose of the wider housing programme is to address a long-term shortage of affordable social rented housing in the city.

This project presents an opportunity to create 21st century housing, delivering housing that is:

  • High quality
  • Economic
  • Sustainable
  • Energy efficient
  • Incorporates a degree of flexibility to meet the future needs of tenants

The aim is for residential streets to provide an environment in which people can safely interact with each other and take pleasure in their surroundings.

The Works

Works comprise the construction of 35 no. affordable new build homes with a mixture of stand-alone bungalows, semi-detached and terraced properties where spaces are shared between pedestrians and vehicles, together with all associated services and external roadworks, hard & soft landscaping and fencing.

The combination of buildings, streets and open space should create local identity and positively contribute to the character of the community.

The new homes will provide accessible units for the integration of varying needs, including those with additional support needs.

Design Criteria

The new building housing must comply with all appropriate legislation in relation to the following:

  • Aspect Gold level 1-8 of the Technical Standards.
  • Accommodating the needs of elderly and disabled people should underlie every aspect of the
  • development.
  • Design life of 60 years
  • Thermal performance to meet Energy Savings Trust guidance.
  • Code 3-6 of code for sustainable homes.
  • Comply with ACC sustainable building standards for council-controlled buildings and developments
  • All dwellings to meet the standards for Housing for Varying Needs/barrier free.
  • Meet the standards for ‘secure by design’.
  • Wheelchair users to have unassisted access to lowest level of houses, and all flats.
  • Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH)

Success Factors

For the project to be deemed successful, a series of programme level success factors have been identified and will be monitored at project level, with the following targets applicable:

  • Create flexible, adaptable homes which meet current and future needs of tenants
  • Create energy efficient homes reducing carbon emissions and tenant fuel poverty
  • Provide better housing to reduce socioeconomic issues
  • Create a development that reduces ongoing maintenance and repair costs
  • Providing integrated and connected communities

The Outcome

On completion the development will provide much needed residential accommodation to strengthen community spirit and enhance neighbourhood identities.

Key Information