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Planning renewal sought for stalled Dundee apartments

March 23 2023

Planning renewal sought for stalled Dundee apartments

A 2018 planning application for 28 apartments above three ground-floor retail units at 28-30 Trades Lane, Dundee, has been resubmitted following expiry of the original submission.

The application by A.B. Roger & Young Architects would replace a former warehouse on the corner with South Marketgait with a seven-floor new build block.

In a design statement, the architects observed: "The pre-application response raised some concern over the scale and massing of the proposed building in relation to its impact on the character of nearby buildings. A recommendation to increase the ceiling height of the retail units to reflect the building to the west and to remove a level from the building was taken on board.

"The materials to be used on the new building include stone on the ground floor to match listed buildings nearby finished with a mixed palette of grey metal sheeting above."

Drawing the street line forward the facades are broken by balconies and a setback penthouse floor corresponding to the roof of Unicorn House.  


#1 Posted by Rod on 23 Mar 2023 at 12:33 PM
Thats grim
#2 Posted by Ross on 23 Mar 2023 at 15:17 PM
There are far too many box buildings in Dundee-it is great there is regeneration, but not at bland cubes being thrown up...
Auntie Nairn
#3 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 23 Mar 2023 at 21:59 PM
Prominent site that deserves better than this.
The Heart of Saturday Night
#4 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 24 Mar 2023 at 10:06 AM
Could do with being stalled a bit more tbh.
Shatner's Bassoon
#5 Posted by Shatner's Bassoon on 24 Mar 2023 at 15:29 PM
Looks like the Borg Cube - not in a cool way.
outraged individual
#6 Posted by outraged individual on 26 Mar 2023 at 16:31 PM
cheap really cheap

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