New council homes should begin to take shape on the site of a former Aberdeen secondary school this winter.
Chap Group has been selected by Aberdeen City Council to build the 369 homes on the site of the demolished Summerhill Academy on the Lang Stracht.
A new report to be presented to members of the capital programme committee, updating councillors on the project, reveals work should start on three of the eight blocks this winter.
Vice-convener of the committee and co-leader of the local authority Douglas Lumsden said building 2,000 new council homes around the city was a “key commitment” of the administration.
“We have a huge amount to do and it’s a very ambitious plan.
“We know the city will need more than 2,000 homes and we’re looking to build more.”
Preparation works started on site in August, which included improvements to prevent flooding at the Denburn Culvert.
The report said: “The majority of the new culvert works are well advanced, with the contractor making use of the summer school holiday period when traffic flows were lighter.
“This helped minimise the impact of the roadworks on the local community.”
The Summerhill scheme will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes, set among a network of paths and green spaces on land which has lain empty since the school was demolished in 2012.