Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

Energy-efficient off-site homes to transform Dundee's Hilltown

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

January 20 2021

Energy-efficient off-site homes to transform Dundee's Hilltown

A collaboration between Caledonia Housing Association and Discovery Homes is to deliver 40 mixed-tenure homes at Dundee's Hilltown.

Replacing the former Rosebank Primary the innovative build will see all homes delivered using off-site construction, a process which will ensure properties can be made wind and watertight in as little as a week.

Occupying a steeply sloping plot the development will incorporate public art to help establish a sense of identity and employs zero carbon design and construction techniques.

Voigt Architects director Jonathan Reeve said: “This is an exciting development on a challenging brownfield site in the Hilltown area of Dundee. We hope that these houses will set the standard for new social housing, given their exceptional energy-efficient standards.”

Subject to the necessary consents construction should begin by the autumn.

The former Rosebank Primary was demolished at the end of last year following migration to a new school nearby
The former Rosebank Primary was demolished at the end of last year following migration to a new school nearby

3 Comments

Randall Sloan
#1 Posted by Randall Sloan on 20 Jan 2021 at 10:35 AM
“This is an exciting development on a challenging brownfield site.” A wasted opportunity as they appear to have completely levelled the site in two places and "joined" the two levels with a retaining wall reminiscent of an Aztec Temple. Wow. What a charming feature that will make at the bottom of the garden someone call Charlie Dimmock.
Billy
#2 Posted by Billy on 20 Jan 2021 at 19:34 PM
Eyesores. At least Glasgow is ridding itself of similar monstrosities.
Fair Trade Charlie
#3 Posted by Fair Trade Charlie on 21 Jan 2021 at 08:28 AM
Fine example of an efficient car-storage scheme.

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to January 2021

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.