Faithful+Gould and Atkins to help deliver Aberdeen housing strategy

Cheryl Watson
Faithful+Gould and Atkins, members of the SNC-Lavalin Group, have been appointed by Aberdeen City Council to help deliver its 2018-2023 Housing Programme.

Faithful+Gould has been appointed Programme, Project and Cost Managers for the scheme, with Atkins providing Quality Assurance services.  

In line with the council’s ambition to deliver significant social housing in the city, the firms will help provide circa 2,000 additional good quality, sustainable homes for the people of Aberdeen on sites including Summerhill, Craighill, Kincorth, Greenferns, Greenferns Landward and Tillydrone. These projects will provide high quality homes, whilst significantly contributing to the realisation of the council’s vision to provide “A place where all people can prosper”.

This programme will also see the adoption of a ‘Building in Quality’ Tracker, a tool created by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to ensure that quality assurance is as visible, trackable and managed as cost and programme.

Stewart Ferguson, Regional Director at Faithful+Gould, said: “Building upon our long-term relationship with Aberdeen City Council, we are delighted to be leading one of the most high-profile and ambitious housing programmes in a generation. The Council’s innovative delivery approach will shape Aberdeen’s social housing offer and the city’s prosperity.”

Neil McLean, Architectural Team Leader at Atkins, in Scotland, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with a forward-thinking client who is keen to explore new ways of ensuring quality assurance across a large housing programme. Together we will deliver quality and sustainable homes that fulfil the diverse needs of the community.”

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