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Kirkwood Homes go back to the drawing board for inner city Dundee housing

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May 12 2017

Kirkwood Homes go back to the drawing board for inner city Dundee housing
Kirkwood Homes have tabled revised plans for a development of 45 flats on land formerly occupied by St Joseph’s Primary at Bellfield Street, Dundee, after withdrawing an earlier 49 home proposal.

Comprised entirely of two-bedroom flats targeted at first-time buyers, students and empty nesters the scheme has been designed to terminate a prominent corner junction in an area characterized by new university development.

This approach will seek to create a more urban character to the Hawkhill bypass by building out to the street edge and at increased scale to neighbouring industrial buildings.

In a planning statement emac wrote: “On a key corner site such as this, scale and massing are important considerations to create a landmark piece of townscape, a feature building.

“The proposed design / layout is characterised by two legs fronting onto Hawkhill and Bellfield Street connected by a key façade fronting onto the Hawkhill junction.”

6 Comments

Cameron
#1 Posted by Cameron on 12 May 2017 at 13:13 PM
“On a key corner site such as this, scale and massing are important considerations to create a landmark piece of townscape, a feature building". They have clearly taken great care to achieve none of these things.
Matt
#2 Posted by Matt on 12 May 2017 at 14:09 PM
Has UR been hacked by the Diddy Bears?? All the projects appearing on the news page are utter dross...Are these projects seriously being proposed for Scotland in 2017!?..surely not.
This one is particularly embarrassing.
RJB
#3 Posted by RJB on 15 May 2017 at 13:25 PM
While I realise property developers need to make a living, it really wouldn't take that much to make it look better. Just limiting the material palate would be a start
Beetlejuice
#4 Posted by Beetlejuice on 16 May 2017 at 09:16 AM
Are they seriously trying to copy the guff that's been built at the City Quay or Student Halls on the university campus? Copy/Paste Architecture is not uncommon these days but blatantly copying one building and transplanting it to another area of the city does not evoke consistent or sympathetic styling.
Beetlejuice
#5 Posted by Beetlejuice on 16 May 2017 at 12:18 PM
Are they seriously trying to copy the guff that's been built at the City Quay or Student Halls on the university campus? Copy/Paste Architecture is not uncommon these days but blatantly copying one building and transplanting it to another area of the city does not evoke consistent or sympathetic styling.
Willothewisp
#6 Posted by Willothewisp on 17 May 2017 at 09:43 AM
Firmness, commodity, delight. All lacking. I really hope that not too many late nights were spent in the office on this particular piece of joy.

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