Grampian Housing Association takes ownership of former Victoria Road School in Torry

A milestone has been reached in the regeneration of the former Victoria Road School in Torry, Aberdeen, with the transfer of ownership to the new owner Grampian Housing Association.

The development will provide quality affordable homes to meet varying housing needs including families, couples and single people. Designed in tandem with David Murray Associates, it will assist people who want to stay in a new setting on Victoria Road and when complete, will also include community facilities.

In September 2018, Aberdeen City Council announced Grampian Housing Association as the preferred bidder in a partnership project with Torry Development Trust (TDT).

The partnership approach by Grampian Housing Association and Torry Development Trust aims to secure the restoration and reuse of two fine structural sound granite buildings for future generations.

The roof of the school was partially destroyed during a fire last month, though the full extent of the damage to the building will be revealed after an investigation.

Image courtesy of Grampian Housing Association

Neil Clapperton, chief executive of Grampian Housing Association, said: “It is an exciting day being able to finally announce that Grampian is the new owner of this site. Through our partnership with Torry Development Trust we welcome the opportunity to work with the people of Torry to present a shared regeneration proposal.

“Our plans will bring together affordable housing and community facilities to breathe new life into the heart of Old Torry.

“However, the first steps will be to follow through on our initial commitment to make sure that the buildings are wind and watertight.”

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