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Kirkwood Homes extend Dundee development pipeline

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March 3 2017

Kirkwood Homes extend Dundee development pipeline
Kirkwood Homes have advanced plans to build 49 two-bedroom flats in Dundee following demolition of the 1920’s St Joseph’s Primary.

Occupying a prominent gusset junction between Bellfield Street and Hawkhill its footprint has been pushed as far forward as possible to reinforce the disjointed street scene with a ‘feature building’.

In its design statement the developer observed: “On a key corner site such as this, it was considered that scale
and massing are important considerations to create a landmark piece of townscape, a feature building.

“The footprint of the new building has been very deliberately set at the furthest forward practical footprint onto both Bellfield Street and Hawkhill. This approach has been taken as a conscious move away from the disjointed feel that the Hawkhill by-pass currently presents to the local street scene, thereby redressing the visual balance and improving and enhancing the visual quality of the local area.”

Kirkwood Homes are also currently progressing 150 new homes in Broughty Ferry.
A single pointof  access will be provided off Bellfield Street
A single pointof access will be provided off Bellfield Street
Communal gardens and 150% parking will be provided in a back court
Communal gardens and 150% parking will be provided in a back court

3 Comments

John
#1 Posted by John on 4 Mar 2017 at 03:46 AM
Almost as dreadful as the recently built blocks just down the street. Presumably it was impossible to adapt the school to residential use?
Daniel
#2 Posted by Daniel on 6 Mar 2017 at 14:00 PM
Right in the centre of the city, and 150% parking? Grim.
architectural fantacist
#3 Posted by architectural fantacist on 6 Mar 2017 at 19:01 PM
Over the years I have been constantly amazed by the architectural dross shown in this journal......today has to be the pits of all previous reports. Kirkwood Homes you should be embarrassed by this pathetic proposal.

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