Construction begins on £12.5 million village outside Stonehaven

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Construction has begun on 91 homes in a village project as part of a major development in the North East.

Mackie Village is to receive a £12.5m investment on the Ury Estate
by FMR Construction for Hillcrest Housing Association.

The Mackie Village site is located next to the new Stonehaven retail outlet, which has seen construction recently start for a new 3,750 square metre supermarket.

The Estate development has historic mid-nineteenth century B-listed Ury House as its centrepiece. This is a key component of an £80 million golf resort featuring a course to be designed by legendary US golfer Jack Nicklaus, a restaurant and high-quality housing.

The construction is part of a new multi-million pound development in the region

FMR Construction is involved in a raft of other construction projects, including a £14m construction contract to convert the Scottish Power headquarters in Glasgow, Cathcart House, into residential accommodation.

It also recently completed a high-quality new build residential development in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh and undertook the restoration of Dalnair Castle and Estate in Stirling.

Andrew Rae from FMR Construction said the new village project is part of a long-term development plan for the North East.

Andrew Rae said: “The Mackie Village project is a great opportunity for us to work with Hillcrest on Ury Estate.

“FM Group has a long-term programme of works in north east and will be involved in new infrastructure, the redevelopment of Ury House and further housing in the area.

“We will be looking to establish a strong management team and that task is currently underway.” 

Hillcrest chief executive, Angela Linton, has thanked the Scottish Government and Aberdeenshire Council for their contribution.

Hillcrest chief executive, Angela Linton (left) and FMR Construction’s Andrew Rae

Angela Linton, Hillcrest’s chief executive added: “This is our first development in Aberdeenshire and Hillcrest is looking forward to working with FMR Construction to provide 91 much needed affordable homes in Stonehaven.

“Hillcrest appreciates the support from Aberdeenshire Council and our funders, The Scottish Government, in helping to bring this project to fruition.”

Local stakeholders including Andrew Bowie MP, Cllr Sarah Dickinson and Cllr Sandy Wallace joined Andrew Rae from FM Construction and Angela Linton, Hillcrest Housing Association Chief Executive, to break ground at the Stonehaven site.

 
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