Councillors asked to approve Dundee homes tender

Dundee City CouncilA near £10 million project to provide 81 affordable homes on the site of former multis in Dundee will move forward next week when the local authority discusses tenders for the development.

A report to the city council’s neighbourhood services committee on April 25 outlines tenders received for the joint Hillcrest Housing Association and Dundee City Council development on the land where there multi-storey blocks at Alexander Street were demolished.

Councillors will be asked to approve a tender for the council’s contribution at £4,622,720 for Hart Builders. The total project cost would be just over £9,500,000 and work would start this summer.

The council’s part of the 81-home project would provide 33 units consisting of 10/2-bedroom, 8/3-bedroom and 2/4-bedroom houses, there will also be 9/2-bedroom flats and 4 wheelchair units (2/3-bedroom, 2/4-bedroom).

Neighbourhood services convener, Councillor John Alexander, said: “This is a major step forward on the exciting journey to redevelop and regenerate the Hilltown.

“These will be quality new affordable homes and I am pleased that our partnership with Hillcrest is to deliver a tremendous boost for the area and its people.

“Plans for a school campus with community facilities are progressing and there were plans recently displayed to the public and both Rosebank and Our Lady’s primaries.

“The area will also benefit from an NHS facility which is also planned for the Alexander Street site.”

Councillor Alexander added: “This new housing is a crucial development for the future which will help improve the area place for people to live and businesses to grow.”

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