Fallen Dundee jute mill to host hundreds of apartments
July 28 2022
The 1.7ha brownfield site is bounded by Princes Street and Broughty Ferry Road, a short walk from the city centre and close to the waterfront. Last occupied by a jute mill in 2004 the site is now partially in use as a car park but benefits from elevated views toward the River Tay.
Perimeter blocks of repeating five-storey apartments are planned top snake alongside Broughty Ferry Road, with car parking restricted to rear courtyards to create a positive street front of gable-fronted mill-style buildings, inspired by the likes of Sighthill in Glasgow.
In a statement, the applicant wrote: "The architecture should be appropriate for a prominent location within the city and close to the waterfront. The elevated position of the site means the building will be quite prominent within the Dundee skyline. The pitched roofs reflect traditional Scottish architecture whilst also reflecting warehouse-style development appropriate for an old mill site and a location close to the River. It is also intended to utilise brick as the dominant material again to reflect the heritage of the site and its former use. Large windows and balconies will maximise the opportunities for views and create an interesting and attractive frontage to the site.
"The proposals will provide a mix of affordable and private homes in an area of the city already suited to this type of development."
A formal planning application is expected by the end of the year.
Segmented between eastern and western halves the scheme will follow a common approach following demolition of a listed mill on the eastern side
The site has been subject to several planning applications since 2012, none of which have borne fruit
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