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Dundee’s Maxwelltown Works to host 57 homes

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May 15 2018

Dundee’s Maxwelltown Works to host 57 homes
Affordable housing specialist Culross and Caledonia Housing Association have teamed up with JM Architects to submit plans for a residential transformation of a former engineering works in Dundee to form 57 homes.

Maxwelltown Works will include a mix of tenures, physically reconnecting Hilltown Park with a new community campus on Alexander Street to the south, through reinstatement of the former Elizabeth Street.

Taking the historic tenements of Hilltown for its cue the scheme adopts a coarse grey render finish and grey brick basecourse across the whole site, including a mix of four-storey flats and three-storey terraced houses.

In a statement JM wrote: “Render is a traditional material but is used on many contemporary housing developments as if detailed
correctly it is easy to maintain and hard wearing, but looks good and can give a building a modern, crisp aesthetic.

“Overall the design aims to reshape the built character of the site/area and to contribute to the success of the regeneration within Alexander Street and the Hilltown as a whole by offering affordable homes within an attractive residential development in a mixed tenure environment.”

Straddling a steeply-sloping site stepped landscaping will be necessary to marry levels.

3 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 15 May 2018 at 17:15 PM
Can we not keep the colours instead of grey?
Sue Pearman
#2 Posted by Sue Pearman on 16 May 2018 at 11:39 AM
One might expect better from JM...
Young Team
#3 Posted by Young Team on 16 May 2018 at 13:00 PM
Agree with #2 Looks like the Planning Application has been rushed out the door at 5 minutes to five on a sunny Friday evening.

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