Work has begun on a new student accommodation complex in Aberdeen.
The £16million development will be located on the former McConechy’s Garage, on the corner of Willowbank Road and Hardgate, and will cater for both Robert Gordon University (RGU) and University of Aberdeen students.
The 222-room scheme received backing from councillors last year and will be delivered by Carlisle-based Northern Developments.
It will also benefit from good public transport links and close proximity to the city centre.
Aberdeenshire sub-contractor Andrew Cowie Ltd has started groundworks on the site and the project is expected to be complete in time for students arriving for the start of the 2018 academic year.
Eddie Ward, commercial manager for Northern Developments, said: “We are very pleased to have started work on the Willowbank Road site and look forward to delivering this exciting development.
“It will meet the demands of modern student living in every respect and will be very appealing to the millennial generation who quite rightly expect high standards and the latest technology to suit their technological and educational needs.
“As a business we strive to use a local supply chain to both deliver the best in class development but to also support a local economy such as that in Aberdeen.”