Dundee College build to rent plan goes before planners
November 7 2017convert the former Dundee College to form 111 rental flats and 24 serviced apartments together with a café, laundry, cinema, gym and co-working spaces.
Vox Dundee will retain and enhance the existing structure through the sensitive removal of elements which inhibit development in order to provide a sustainable future for the crumbling college building.
This will entail the conversion of both east and west wings for residential use conjoined by a podium amenity space, with all other ancillary structures such as a gym hall and kitchen demolished – save for the former assembly hall which will be retained to provide an entrance canopy and event space.
In a statement Keppie wrote: “This model supports Scottish Government’s active pursuit of a private rental sector that provides good quality homes with a high standard of management. The Vox model is fundamentally sustainable: in Britain we continue to swallow green belt and expand our suburbs, in search of bigger homes, bigger gardens and ‘idealised’ communities.
“Meanwhile many of our city centres have declined. It is not enough to tell people that city living is more sustainable. To encourage people to recolonise our urban centres we need to make our cities ‘liveable’. Vox provides a prototype for development that we believe could contribute to a sustainable future for our cities.”
Existing accommodation will be stripped back to the concrete frame which will then be overclad with a thermally efficient render skin punctuated by a mesh grid of window openings and mosaic tiles.
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