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May 22 2018

Dundee Mill to be given the kiss of life
A forlorn Dundonian Mill is to be given fresh purpose through conversion to apartments, shops, a nursery and workshops at the hands of James Paul Associates while maintaining its industrial character.

Eagle Mill is set to be modernised through formation of a new link vennel from Brown Constable Street to a new garden following demolition of a northern section of the site, while restoring key elements such as the Victoria Street façade.

A ‘light-touch’ approach will see the primary frontage remain largely unaltered with the addition only of conservation windows to replace original rooflights in line with photovoltaic panels – analogous to horizontal strip rooflights traditionally used in mill architecture.

In a statement the architects observed: “Having explored a variety of different uses in design studies, it is became clear that the central mass of the building, fronting Victoria Street, would lend itself to a conversion into to a predominantly two bedroom flatted development.

"The existing structural grid and bay divisions, combined with the high ceilings and large windows could provide excellent characterful and high-quality homes, without the need for excessively extensive structural or remodeling works to the historic structure.”

Elsewhere changes will be more apparent with an industrial-style entrance space, inviting entry to the nursery and apartments.
A courtyard garden and amenity space will bformed for use by residents
A courtyard garden and amenity space will bformed for use by residents
A new entrance vennel will be formed to open up access
A new entrance vennel will be formed to open up access

7 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 22 May 2018 at 12:04 PM
Apart from the manky cladding at the entrance, this is absolutely lovely.
Davie R
#2 Posted by Davie R on 22 May 2018 at 13:32 PM
Not OTT, and thankfully the de rigueur primary school colours for a nursery have been avoided. I like the entrance folding out at an angle as a large industrial door. Actually looks like genuine thought has been put into this one. Me likey
Noustie
#3 Posted by Noustie on 22 May 2018 at 15:54 PM
Looks a nice scheme, that area around Victoria Street is in desperate need of some investment. Shame this sort of thing didn't come about for the William Halley...
Kings
#4 Posted by Kings on 22 May 2018 at 16:28 PM
Great to see a modern renovation of a historic mill. More buildings need treated in this manor opposed to demolished. Hats off to the designer.
Walt Disney
#5 Posted by Walt Disney on 23 May 2018 at 09:03 AM
Design aside...that is the best plumber's merchant in Dundee.
MR
#6 Posted by MR on 24 May 2018 at 12:29 PM
Thank you UR for the link to the Planning/LBC application of this project. The drawings submitted are a treat to see. Wonderful and so refreshing. All drawings appear to have been "drawn by SW".... so very well done SW.
Terra
#7 Posted by Terra on 29 May 2018 at 07:34 AM
Nice!

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