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September 22 2020

Dundee hotel demise spells a housing opportunity

Dundee's former Park House Hotel is subject to a proposed residential development of 18 flats for Hillcrest Housing Association under new plans filed by Arktx.

The site at 40 Coupar Angus Road currently lies derelict since its closure in July last year, becoming a target for vandals over intervening months before being demolished shortly thereafter.

Now new housing will rise on a reduced footprint, arranged in a single buff brick block with all accommodation built to Housing for Varying Needs standards. Car parking places will also be reduced from 35 to 18.

In a planning statement, the architects wrote: "This new apartment block has been carefully and sympathetically broken down into tangible parts which respect the scale of the surrounding buildings. Where the original building presented an unsightly car park to the passing public roadway (the public and ‘active’ frontage of the site) the proposed development forms a courtyard to the rear where the majority of the car parking is hidden. The courtyard also provides an attractive semiprivate community space for residents."

As part of the work, 547sq/m of communal amenity space will be created, to be managed by Hillcrest. 

The former hotel has already been demolished in anticipation of future development
The former hotel has already been demolished in anticipation of future development

1 Comment

Dulnain
#1 Posted by Dulnain on 22 Sep 2020 at 17:43 PM
It’s a pity that the visuals don’t show context, how the building fits the site and impacts on its neighbours. Nice to read that it’s the occupants that will have to put up with the car parking impacting on their community space!

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