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Dundee’s Maxwelltown Works to host 57 homes

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.


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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