£10m housing plan for site of former Dundee whisky plant

PersimmonPlans have been unveiled to demolish a former whisky bottling plant to make way for a new housing estate in Dundee.

Stewart House, the former Stewart’s Cream of the Barley plant at Kingsway East, could be replaced with 90 houses under plans by Persimmon Homes and site owner Bruce Linton.

The brownfield site sits directly across from Kingsway East fire station and is next to a site currently the subject of plans for a new Costa coffee shop and Lidl supermarket.

In a notice sent to residents, Mr Linton said Stewart House was now “all but vacant” and that issues with the building’s structure meant the time had come to redevelop the site.

Iain Innes, managing director at Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “We recognise that the demand for family homes is particularly high in Dundee and have had firsthand experience of the popularity among homebuyers keen to remain in the city at our previous developments.

“The redevelopment of the now vacant Stewarts Building has the potential to offer around 90 family homes ranging from two-bedroom terraces to four-bedroom detached houses.”

A proposal of application notice has been logged with the council over the proposals, with more detailed plans set to follow at a later stage. The developers also hope to hold a public consultation on the development.

In 2012, plans for almost 60 new homes were lodged as part of a social housing project.

However, the proposals fell through amid concerns over traffic congestion and parking.

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