Hillcrest to build 18 social housing flats in Dundee

David Zwirlein
David Zwirlein

Hillcrest Housing Association has been given the go-ahead to build 18 new flats on a gap site in Dundee.

The proposed site off Coupar Angus Road is next to Lochee Health Centre and the site of the former Highgate Shopping Centre, which is now a car park.

Work will begin by late summer and it is expected to be completed late next year.

David Zwirlein, director of development and new business at Hillcrest, said: “These properties will mark a significant contribution to the regeneration of the area.

“The development is still in its infancy and is subject to the com­pletion of land acquisition from Dundee City Council and Scottish Government grants, however it is anticipated that work will start on the site this summer and we look forward to delivering these one and two-bedroom properties to people and families in need of social housing by late 2016.”

The development will be made up of 14 two-bedroom flats and four one-bed­ room flats, while there will also be off-street parking for residents.

The project is the latest in a number being handled by Hillcrest as part of regeneration across the city.

In Sinclair Street, yards from the latest proposed site, work is already under way on 32 new housing asso­ciation flats.

And last October, the council revealed plans to put £3 million into a partnership scheme with Hillcrest as part of plans to build 70 homes on the former site of Alexander Street multis in Hilltown.

Meanwhile, late last year, Cullross Ltd and Hillcrest submitted proposals to build 21 flats at Dens Road’s junction with Alexander Street.



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