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Moment in time captured to mark the beginnings of Grandhome community

A time capsule giving those in the future a snapshot of life in Bridge of Don in 2018 has been buried to celebrate a brand new community ahead of its first residents moving in next month.

CALA Homes partnered with The Grandhome Trust and Braehead Primary School to fill the time capsule with photos, articles and plans illustrating the landmark Grandhome development.

Pupils from Braehead Primary created videos capturing why they like living in Bridge of Don. The seven videos are included on a USB stick within the time capsule.

A group of pupils from the school’s primary two class were also invited to watch the time capsule being buried. The group was invited after staff at CALA judged their video as the most creative.

Fraser Carr, Sales and Marketing Director at CALA Homes (North), said: “With Grandhome set to be a one-of-a-kind community, we wanted to mark the beginning of its creation by saving a little piece of history for future generations to find.

“We were very impressed by the videos the school’s pupils created. They provide a different perspective on Bridge of Don and it was fascinating to see what children in the area value most.

“The video produced by the primary two class included photos of pupils enjoying local parks and days at the beach. Each pupil also did a presentation looking at a different aspect of Bridge of Don such as their favourite shops, restaurants and kids clubs.”

Lesley Gardner, Acting Head Teacher at Braehead Primary School added: “All our pupils had great fun making videos for CALA’s time capsule and six of our primary two pupils were over the moon to have the chance to see it being buried.

“We are very proud that the videos are forming part of Grandhome’s legacy.”

Bruce Smith, Chairman of The Grandhome Trust, said: “After more than a decade of planning the Grandhome community, it’s very exciting to see CALA completing its very first homes. The time capsule is a great way to mark the occasion and will show the community’s future generations how Grandhome was originally created. It also celebrates the imminent arrival of Grandhome’s first residents who will shape the neighbourhood in its early years, and for many years to come.”

The first phase of CALA at Grandhome comprises 71 three and four bedroom properties including semi-detached and terraced homes, as well as spacious one and two bed apartments.

CALA’s development forms part of what is set to become a thriving substantial community featuring new schools, a health centre, parks, retail space and community buildings.