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August 4 2020

 Dundee waterfront push maintains momentum with flats approval

Dundee City Council has awarded planning consent for the development of a five-storey block of flats at Gellatly Street, subject to the approval of material finishes.

Part new build, part conversion of a listed building the development will require demolition of a single-storey existing structure, removal of a central staircase and addition of secondary glazing.

In a statement, the planning department wrote: "The proposed development of 38 flats would secure the long term future of a prominent, vacant category B listed building within the Central Conservation Area, contribute to the provision of residential accommodation within the city centre and provide a high-quality frontage onto Gellatly Street."

Plans were drawn up by Neil Rothnie Architecture last year on behalf of United Capital and the Cater Group which would see the disused dockside building repurposed as part of a broader waterfront shift of the city centre.

New build elements will be faced in sandstone together with dark zinc cladding and glass balconies.

9 Comments

Lm
#1 Posted by Lm on 4 Aug 2020 at 14:21 PM
What a rubbish!
ARB Police
#2 Posted by ARB Police on 4 Aug 2020 at 15:36 PM
I do believe that he is no longer an Architect!
IndyNoo
#3 Posted by IndyNoo on 4 Aug 2020 at 16:47 PM
UR, it should be noted that the Agent is "Neil Rothnie Architecture" and no longer practises as an Architect after being erased from the ARB register in 2018. Probably best to update the article seeing how the "Protection of Title" is about the only useful thing ARB does.

https://www.arb.org.uk/mr-neil-rothnie-aberdeen-architect-erased-from-the-register-nr2018/
UR
#4 Posted by UR on 4 Aug 2020 at 17:06 PM
Apologies. Title updated.
Cadmonkey
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 5 Aug 2020 at 11:29 AM
I looked at the drawings.
Nice "amenity"!
I wonder if the bin store is big enough, and more importantly how on earth do they get the bins collected.
mick
#6 Posted by mick on 5 Aug 2020 at 18:07 PM
Horrific but necessarily fully compliments the DDC waterfront environment aspirations.
Inahuf
#7 Posted by Inahuf on 6 Aug 2020 at 01:32 AM
Any reason the end block is shown falling over? Prediction of detailing skills to match drawing and design ones perhaps?
Inahuf
#8 Posted by Inahuf on 6 Aug 2020 at 09:31 AM
@Cadmonkey - see what you mean. That GF single aspect north facing flat with everyone traipsing from the lift/stair right past your windows to & from the bins... stuff of nightmares. There’s a mental health problem in the making right there. If this guy wasn’t already struck off he should be!
Edward Harkins
#9 Posted by Edward Harkins on 6 Aug 2020 at 15:33 PM
Commendable that in the face of Covid19 lockdown etc & the impending Brexit disaster, Dundee has kept some sort of momentum going in its long-term masterplan-led regeneration. This example, however, gives cause to ponder on whether the challenging economic climate can lead to less-than-optimal quality projects getting approved?

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