Site of for­mer school be­ing cleared to make way for flats

HOUS­ING: Con­struc­tion of apart­ments un­der way on land at Bell­field Street

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - Paul ma­lik pa­ma­lik@the­

The site of a for­mer school in Dundee’s west end is be­ing cleared to make way for 45 new lux­ury apart­ments.

Con­struc­tion is un­der way on the land at Bell­field Street, for­merly oc­cu­pied by St Josephs RC Pri­mary School.

The build­ing has lain un­used since 2008. The new scheme is the first Dundee city cen­tre de­vel­op­ment for build­ing firm Kirk­wood Homes.

Plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted for the project on June 30.

One of the at­tached con­di­tions is that elec­tric car charging points must be in­stalled in the park­ing area.

The flats, de­scribed as “two-bed­room lux­ury apart­ments”, are ex­pected to go on sale early next year, with prices start­ing at around £150,000.

Colin Crombie, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Kirk­wood Homes, said: “Start­ing work

This is a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward in our growth plans.


on our DD1 Hawkhill de­vel­op­ment marks the be­gin­ning of our re­turn to the area – an ex­cit­ing time for us all.

“This de­vel­op­ment is our first in the city and we are de­lighted to be bring­ing our lux­ury apart­ments with the high stan­dard of spec­i­fi­ca­tion and qual­ity of fin­ish that we have be­come renowned for to Dundee.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward in our growth plans.

“We have al­ready pro­gressed and ex­panded into In­ver­ness and the High­lands area and now, with work be­gin­ning in Dundee, our homes are be­ing of­fered across Scot­land.”

Mean­while, Kirk­wood Homes will be host­ing a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion for Ferry res­i­dents later this month, re­gard­ing an­other pos­si­ble new de­vel­op­ment of 150 homes at Lin­la­then, ten­ta­tively called Bal­gillo Heights.

Res­i­dents will be of­fered the chance to view the pro­pos­als on November 21 at the Pan­mure Bap­tist Cen­tre on Law­ers Drive, from 3pm to 7pm.

The firm said the scheme would help to meet the “very clear” mar­ket de­mand for new hous­ing in Broughty Ferry.

Pre­vi­ous plans for a sim­i­lar de­vel­op­ment in the area were re­jected by Dundee City Coun­cil’s de­vel­op­ment man­age­ment com­mit­tee, de­spite be­ing rec­om­mended for ap­proval by coun­cil of­fi­cers, last November.

An im­pres­sion of how the flats will look. Con­struc­tion is un­der way on the land at Bell­field Street,

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