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Linear home to take place of Dundee gatehouse

June 25 2020

Linear home to take place of Dundee gatehouse

Moves have been made to demolish and replace a former gatehouse to a jute baron mansion in Balgay, Dundee, to facilitate construction of a contemporary replacement.

Positioned at the junction of Glamis and Perth Road the red sandstone property has been significantly altered through the addition of an unsympathetic box dormer and rear extension.

In a planning statement consultants Suller & Clark wrote: "It is fair to say that much of the original character has been lost as a result of unsympathetic and inappropriate extensions and alterations and in fact, the house is an eyesore within this attractive area of Dundee. The property benefits from an extant consent for further alterations and extensions, however, on advice from Millard’s Consulting Engineers it is considered that there are fundamental issues with the structure of the building which limit the opportunity for the consented alterations and extension."

Proposals by Mark Walker Architects call for a linear four-bedroom property to take its place, stepping down to the north and finished using a modern palette of white render and zinc with walls to the south and west finished in sandstone.

As part of the works, a garage off Glamis Road will be demolished and a stone boundary wall infilled, with access rerouted to Carseview Gardens.

The current gatehouse considered to be structurally unsuited to further extension
The current gatehouse considered to be structurally unsuited to further extension
The northern third of the house is setback to minimise visual impact
The northern third of the house is setback to minimise visual impact


#1 Posted by Lm on 25 Jun 2020 at 10:33 AM
Please call the police. I can't watch this, this is so sad.
#2 Posted by Robert on 25 Jun 2020 at 11:03 AM
Utter vandalism - to replace this beautiful building with that!
Mr retrofit
#3 Posted by Mr retrofit on 25 Jun 2020 at 11:10 AM
This is insane...
#4 Posted by ArchTJW on 25 Jun 2020 at 13:43 PM
The original house is an 'eyesore' whereas the typical 1970s/80s rendered efforts adjacent & behind it are architectural marvels?!
Does Margo from 'The Good Life' work for the Consultants?

Randall Sloan
#5 Posted by Randall Sloan on 25 Jun 2020 at 16:23 PM
I mean, really folks? This is hilarious, until one remembers SOMEONE IS ACTUALLY PROPOSING THIS.

And yes, that northern third is stepped back so much I didn't even see it! Wow what trickery, a real optical illusion - NOT
#6 Posted by mick on 26 Jun 2020 at 01:53 AM
This proposal is the pits, it is a demonstration of architectural blindness and misery. Why are we even reading about such crap ?
#7 Posted by IndyNoo on 26 Jun 2020 at 10:42 AM
What on earth is this tripe? Is Dundee trying to steal Glasgow's crown for the worst Architecture in Scotland?!

This is horrific.
Phil S
#8 Posted by Phil S on 26 Jun 2020 at 17:29 PM
You only have to look at Mark Walker's site to wonder has he actually designed something before , there's nothing on it. This is fn awful
Craig McC
#9 Posted by Craig McC on 27 Jun 2020 at 20:56 PM
Surely not?
Set faezurs tae malky
#10 Posted by Set faezurs tae malky on 27 Jun 2020 at 22:30 PM
Rectal linear? I wondered where aw white dugsh ite had gone - but to memorialise it in construction form!
#11 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 29 Jun 2020 at 12:14 PM
I promised that when I joined UR I wouldn't tow the party line of being negative about everything. Unfortunately I feel I have no choice here. What an extremely poor attempt at a replacement dwelling and as for the visuals, well...
#12 Posted by WUN on 29 Jun 2020 at 17:07 PM
Just wait until they try to sort the drainage for that roof!

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