Dundee Jute mill to meet affordable housing demand
February 28 2020
Hillcrest Housing Association with developer AG Akermo has held pre-planning discussions around there bid to repurpose a former Jute mill to provide 69 flats for social rent.
Gary Paterson Architect has been commissioned to oversee the transformation, working with the imposing stone-built structure to accommodate the required mix of one to three-bedroom flats, each with their own balcony.
A spokesperson for the association commented: “These good quality energy efficient apartments will provide a fantastic boost to Dundee’s affordable housing provision while giving tenants a home they can be proud of, steeped in history and character.”
Paterson added: “We are delighted to assist with bringing a new lease of life to the disused Camperdown Jute Works warehouse on Burnside Street, which despite being built to last and its B Listed status, is on the buildings at risk register.”
Part of Camperdown Works the disused mill was last utilised as a sports hall over two decades ago the mill has fallen into a serious state of disrepair through neglect and vandalism, with work not expected to begin until 2022.
The vast Camperdown Works is now a hotchpotch of legacy buildings and infrastructure with modern infill
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This is a great repurposement of an existing solid building! Weel done.