UPDATE AS OF 12 AUGUST 2020

For the latest information regarding current services offered by Grampian Housing Association please click here.

 

Following the Scottish Government announcement advising of Aberdeen's lockdown, Grampian Housing Association have put the following restrictions in place:

Temporary suspension of all general lets and mutual exchanges within both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire;
Carrying out only emergency repairs in Aberdeen City (we will call in advance to make sure that neither you nor members of your household have any symptoms)

These measures will apply for at least 1 week.

For full details on local lockdowns click here.

We are here to help you... a text/email survey is underway for all tenants about the impact of Covid-19 on your household so that we can use your feedback to inform service design and delivery in the "new normal".  When you receive the message asking you to share your experiences with us please click on the link and take a few minutes to give us your views.

Marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day: due to the public holiday we are closed on Friday 8 May 2020.

To report EMERGENCY REPAIRS ONLY (leaks, power failures, broken windows or lock changes) please phone 0300 123 9279. Heating repairs should be reported direct to Heatcare Oil & Gas on 01343 842042. Thank you.

We will be open again at 9am on Monday 11 May 2020.

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There has been a major breakthrough for the redevelopment of the former Victoria Road School in Torry, Aberdeen.  Planning permission has been granted by Aberdeen City Council to enable Grampian Housing Association and Torry Development Trust to proceed with this key community regeneration project.

Neil Clapperton chief executive of Grampian Housing Association said:-

“It’s heartening to get such positive news in these difficult times and to know that we are still doing great things for communities in Aberdeen.  Responding to people’s housing and social needs is at the heart of the project.  We will deliver our ambition by continuing to engage with the community to collectively build its future.”  

In an area where there is high demand for affordable homes, the development will provide quality homes for social rent to meet the varying housing needs of families, couples and single people. 

The community regeneration project will see the conversion of two historic granite school buildings along with new build.  Up to 50 affordable homes will be provided, a mix of one, two, three and five bedroom houses and apartments set in a mixed soft and hard landscape.  Multi-purpose community facilities, including a small nursery, will be provided in partnership with Torry Development Trust. 

David Fryer, lead trustee with the Torry Development Trust said:-

"This is most welcome news, as securing planning consent for our regeneration project at Victoria Road is a big step towards restoring the fine granite buildings of old school.  Our joint working has brought in support from across all sectors and will build a long term project that will bring benefits to Torry and Aberdeen as the granite city.”

David Murray, David Murray Associates chartered architects said:-

“It is fitting that this project absolutely meets the Scottish Government’s guidance for communities to be resilient and to take control of their circumstances.  In the spirit of the age, it builds on the new sense of community we are all experiencing.”

In September 2018, Aberdeen City Council announced Grampian Housing Association as the preferred bidder in a partnership project with Torry Development Trust (TDT).  Transfer of ownership of the site was completed in June 2019 when the keys were handed over to the Grampian Housing Association.  The planning application was submitted in November 2019 following a successful consultation period where people indicated their support for the proposals. 

For further information visit www.victoriaroadschool.co.uk

 

We are strictly adhering to the message from the Prime Minister this evening to stay at home to save lives.  As a result, the Aberdeen and Elgin offices are closed with immediate effect.  Regretfully, this means that there will be disruption to services on Tuesday 24 April 2020 while we put the final necessary arrangements in place.  However, please be assured that we have been planning for this situation and with the majority of staff already working from home we should soon be able to respond promptly to your calls again.  In the meantime it would be helpful if you could restrict calls to reporting emergencies.  You can also access our services by emailing info@grampianhousing.co.uk or via this website.  We will also post regular updates on this page and the website. Thank you for your co-operation in these challenging times. 

 

 

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