News

All the latest news and updates from the Victoria Road School development project

Press release: Site clearing work underway  – 2 July 2020

Having been granted planning permission in May, some initial preparatory work has started on the site of the former Victoria Road School in Torry, Aberdeen. Read more in our press release.

Press release: Collaboration with Robert Gordon University (RGU) – June 2020

RGU to collaborate on Victoria Road School community regeneration project. Read more in our press release.

Press release: Planning permission granted – 25 May 2020

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. Read more in our press release.

New video: Our Vision for Victoria Road School – 5 February 2020

Short video showing how the site will be redeveloped is now available.  Video created by David Murray Architects. Watch the video on our website.

Press release: Planning application submitted – 26 November 2019

A planning application has now been submitted by Grampian Housing Association for the major redevelopment of the former Victoria Road School.  Read more in our press release.

New video: Fly over the fire damaged site - 17 September 2019

Fly over the Victoria Road School site showing fire damage and extent of work to be undertaken in this major regeneration project. Watch the video

Progress through the planning process - 30 August 2019

The first steps in the planning process are underway for Victoria Road School Community Regeneration Project in Torry with the submission of the Proposal of Application Notice (POAN) to Aberdeen City Council. Find out more about how the project is progressing.

Press release: Fire damage revealed at historic Aberdeen school - 24 July 2019

A new image shows the destruction caused by the fire that tore through Aberdeen’s old Victoria Road Primary in May.  Read more in our press release

Press release - Ownership of Victoria Road School in Torry transfers to Grampian Housing Association - 24 June 2019

A milestone has been reached in the regeneration of the former Victoria Road School in Torry, Aberdeen.  Transfer of ownership of the site has now completed and the keys have been handed over to the new owner, Grampian Housing Association. Read more in our press release

Fire at Victoria Road School - 10 May 2019

We are deeply saddened to hear about today’s fire at the former Victoria Road School.  We will know more when we find out the extent of the damage.  We are very grateful to the firefighters and police who attended. See the damage on our Facebook page

Community Consultation reminder - 15 April 2019

We want to hear your views about how to use the Community spaces at the Victoria Road site.  Let us know your views on a nursery and how the community spaces can be used.  The online consultation is available in English and Polish (Polskie).  Or you can  pick up a paper copy from Taylors of Torry on Victoria Road or call 01506 862 227

New photographs from the site – 22 March 2019 

See the latest photographs of the site taken this week.

Plans in motion for old Aberdeen school site after ‘hard-fought victory’ – 20 March 2019 (Evening Express website)

"Work to turn a former Aberdeen primary school into homes and community facilities could begin in around a year..." Read the article on the Evening Express website

Press release: Victoria Road Regeneration Project - 4 March 2019

Grampian Housing Association and Torry Development Trust begin the task of redeveloping the former Victoria Road School.  A community clean-up has been organised on Saturday 9 March 2019 (10am – 2pm) to mark the start of the much anticipated redevelopment of the former Victoria Road School by Grampian Housing Association and Torry Development Trust.  Final agreement on the purchase of the site of the former Victoria Road School is expected later this month. Read more in our press release

Community consultation 

We want to hear your views about how to use the Community spaces at the Victoria Road site.  Let us know your views on a nursery and how the community spaces can be used. Online consultation on the Survey Monkey website or pick up a copy from Taylors of Torry

Community clean up and open day event - Saturday 9 March 2019 

Come along to the site on Victoria Road (AB11 9NT) on Saturday 9 March, 10am - 2pm.  We have access to the site to start cleaning up, and there will be the opportunity to ask questions and give your feedback on how you think the community spaces should be used.

New video: Aerial view of the Victoria Road site - December 2018

Watch our new video and fly over the Victoria Road School site with commentary from Ian Davidson, Heritage Consultant.  Produced by Dean Crawford (The Aberdeen Drone Company)

Bid to redevelop the Victoria Road School site approved - September 2018

Aberdeen City Council’s City Growth and Resources Committee awarded us (Grampian Housing Association and the Torry Development Trust) “preferred bidder” status for the Victoria Road School site

Inside the school buildings – September 2018 (Evening Express website)

Take a look inside the school buildings (images provided to the Evening Express by Exploring the Forgotten).

Plans for the site – June 2018

Our architects have created information boards showing their plans for the site and how it could look.  You can download the PDF of the boards here.