Dundee Mill to be given the kiss of life
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May 22 2018
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.
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