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Dundee barracks proposed for Highland Reserves

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May 20 2016

Dundee barracks proposed for Highland Reserves
Wellwood Leslie chartered architects have submitted plans for a military barracks and climbing tower on behalf of the Highland Reserves Forces and Cadets Association.

Situated on Dalkeith Road, Dundee, The Maritime Reserves Oliver Barracks will offer a range of spaces including lecture rooms, offices, a mess and stores and is designed to accommodate up to 45 soldiers.

Constructed predominantly from timber the single storey barracks will be faced with untreated Siberian larch and coloured render alongside a galvanised steel climbing tower.

In their design statement the architects observed: “The proposed new building would be exceptionally well insulated and have triple glazed windows.

“Off-site manufacturing will help to minimise construction waste, and improve construction quality. Windows would be arranged to maximise passive solar gains, and to minimise the risk of glare or overheating in the offices."

6 Comments

D to the R
#1 Posted by D to the R on 20 May 2016 at 13:11 PM
Oh their chartered .... sure it'll be ok then ?!?
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 20 May 2016 at 13:15 PM
No D, no I don't think it will.
Rem Koolbag
#3 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 20 May 2016 at 13:52 PM
I think I can see Steve McQueen hovering around the blind spot between that lookout post and the razor wire....
fred
#4 Posted by fred on 20 May 2016 at 18:52 PM
I have said it before a further case of a member of our august architectural press merely descending to the levels of yet again "Polishing a Turd" have a nice day................................
Cateran
#5 Posted by Cateran on 20 May 2016 at 20:53 PM
A timber building to house squaddies? That'll not last long. And "....is designed to 45 soldiers." Not many but what does it mean?
Shredder
#6 Posted by Shredder on 23 May 2016 at 09:55 AM
Fred, I think the you've got the wrong profession in your sights - journo's can't be blamed for having to work with the amount of rubbish design put out by some members of the august profession of architects.
If the fact it's going to be well insulated and double glazed is the best the firm can say about their poorly proportioned shed (and having read their design statement there's little more in there to explain the merits of their design either to the occupants or the community) then that says quite a lot about the practice....

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