Green light for 81 affordable homes in Dundee

Hillcrest Alexander street 2Plans to build 81 affordable homes on the site of the former multis in Dundee have been approved by city planners.

Dundee City Council and Hillcrest Housing Association have formed a partnership to build social rented houses on land south/east of Alexander Street in the Hilltown area where four housing blocks were levelled in summer 2011.

The local authority will put more than £3 million into the partnership scheme with Hillcrest to build the 81 homes, including 35 houses and 46 flats.

Hillcrest Alexander streetDesigned by KDM Architects, the houses will be a mix of 30 semi-detached houses and five detached, the largest of which will be four-bedroom.

Six of the flats have only one bedroom.

Graeme Keillor, Hillcrest Housing Association projects manager, said: “Hillcrest Housing Association is delighted to be moving forward with the 81 new affordable homes on the site of the former Alexander Street multis in Dundee’s Hilltown.

“Delivered in partnership with Dundee City Council, this development marks an exciting stage in the further regeneration of this area of Dundee.

“Hillcrest, acting as project managers, is looking forward to working with Dundee City Council to bring the project to tender in December of this year, with the intent to commence on site in February 2016.”

Hillcrest Alexander street 3The development is part of the council’s plans to transform the area as outlined in the Hilltown physical regeneration framework, which sets out a vision for the area as “a popular, safe and attractive place to live” and will include a school and community facilities.



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