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Dundee community centre clears planning hurdle

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November 14 2017

Dundee community centre clears planning hurdle
Proposals to build a community centre within the Menzieshill area of Dundee have cleared their first major hurdle after planning permission was obtained.

Holmes Miller Architects and Robertson Construction are to deliver the new centre which seeks to establish a civic presence in the area while upgrading existing sports facilities to accommodate twin, 4 court halls which are partially sunk into the ground to minimise impact.

Finished primarily in ochre brickwork with copper window frames, precast panels and gold coloured aluminium cladding the centre empasises natural light with full-height windows and rooflights to benefit the library, café and multi-purpose rooms within.

In a design statement the architects observed: “Deep brickwork reveals at full height glazing create a brick colonnade along the North and West elevations. This creates a rhythm of brick piers that gives the impression of substance and stability, anchoring the building in its place.”

Menzieshill Community Hub forms the second phase of a wider regeneration of the area following delivery of a community garden that includes new parking, a playground and public square.
Moveable partitions maximise the flexibility of interior spaces
Moveable partitions maximise the flexibility of interior spaces
The new hub will be built at Orleans Place, off Charleston Drive
The new hub will be built at Orleans Place, off Charleston Drive

2 Comments

D to the R
#1 Posted by D to the R on 15 Nov 2017 at 13:15 PM
I'd love to see a contractor's version of images like these ...
MV
#2 Posted by MV on 15 Nov 2017 at 14:06 PM
#1 Are you suggesting that a Wall, THAT slim and THAT high (image 3), would be an utter engineering marvel, especially in the world of HUB?

The scheme has a HM HUB school design feel to it.

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