Developer steps up with plans for 42 Dunfermline flats
May 4 2022
42 town centre apartments have been proposed by Byzantian Developments, with Fraser/Livingstone Architects and McGregor McMahon Consulting Engineers, for an urban brownfield site in Dunfermline.
Latterly utilised as office space by Fife Council the site, which includes a C-listed Victorian villa, has lain empty for years, during which time the current buildings have slipped into a state of disrepair.
Radical surgery for the historic heart of the 'Auld Grey Toon' will see all remaining structures swept away in favour of a new build apartment block clad in bronze-coloured metal and a ground floor of pigmented concrete panels. Upper floors are to be framed by matching horizontal stringer courses and cornicing with recessed entrances picked out by textured glazed brick.
In a press statement the architects wrote: "The proposals will provide 42 new apartments within a series of interconnected blocks that extend south from the topographical ridge line, reinforcing the original herring-bone pattern of the Medieval settlement and creating a series of tiered courtyards forming undercroft parking and landscaped courts."
Billed as a series of 'stepping pavilions' the staggered massing for the steeply sloping site seeks to invigorate the skyline while maximising the utility of difficult topography.