Fac­tory site brought up to date in new homes plan

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PLANS have been tabled to turn a di­lap­i­dated fac­tory site into a new af­ford­able hous­ing scheme.

Cull­ross Lim­ited and Cale­do­nia Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion have sub­mit­ted a joint plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to Dundee City Coun­cil to re­gen­er­ate the for­mer Maxwell­town Works on Alexan­der Street, in the Hill­town area.

The pro­posed scheme, de­signed by JMA Ar­chi­tects, would see the con­struc­tion of 57 rented and low-cost homes, con­sist­ing of one and two-bed­room flats, and two, three and fourbed­room homes.

Emma Garry, devel­op­ment direc­tor at Cull­ross, said: “This is a site that we have tracked for a while and have been very keen to de­velop.

“We re­cently com­pleted homes at the end of Alexan­der Street on Dens Road, so we know the area well and are keen to con­trib­ute in any way we can to the re­gen­er­a­tion of Alexan­der Street.”

The for­mer fac­tory site has been blighted by fly-tip­ping and van­dal­ism for sev­eral years.

Cull­ross and Cale­do­nia have promised the de­sign will be “sym­pa­thetic” to the site’s in­dus­trial past, and make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the on­go­ing re­gen­er­a­tion of the area. Andrew Kilpatrick, as­set direc­tor at Cale­do­nia Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, said: “The site pro­vides an ideal lo­ca­tion for a mix of low-cost home own­er­ship and high qual­ity af­ford­able rent homes and reaf­firms Cale­do­nia’s com­mit­ment to work with Dundee City Coun­cil to pro­vide homes and ser­vices that make life bet­ter.”

If the ap­pli­ca­tion is suc­cess­ful it is hoped work will start this win­ter.

The new homes would then be handed over to Cale­do­nia Hous­ing by spring 2020.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the scheme.

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