The £30m Wellheads development created 283 modern flats, with a mixture of one to eight occupants, for Aberdeen City Council. The project contributed to a target of 2,000 additional local authority homes in the city – the biggest council house build programme in Aberdeen in more than 50 years.

The vision for the project was to create a welcoming residential development which responded to its local environment. The site included new quality green space and covered seating areas as well as two well-equipped children’s play parks.

Fairhurst provided multi-disciplinary engineering services from inception of the project to completion including the structural design of the five-storey steel and timber frame super-structures (both designed to resist disproportionate collapse).

Our structural input led to a predominantly timber frame form, with steelwork to communal stairwells and corridors and our in-house timber frame expertise was engaged by the timber frame contractor, to help ensure the efficiencies and sustainable credentials of our original design were delivered.


Photography: © Ogilvie Construction

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