New homes planned for Dundee’s Hilltown

Architect’s impression of the 57 new homes for the former Maxwelltown Works in the Hilltown

Cullross Limited and Caledonia Housing Association have submitted a planning application to Dundee City Council to regenerate the former Maxwelltown Works on Alexander Street in the Hilltown area of Dundee.

Caledonia and Cullross intend to transform the derelict site with a mixture of rented and low cost homeownership with 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

The application put forward by JM Architects has been created after extensive consultations with the local community ensuring the proposed regeneration of the site meets the needs of the community and makes best use of the site and location.

With the site becoming an eyesore to the local community in recent years, Cullross and Caledonia hope this proposed development will dramatically transform the site. The submitted plans have been designed to be sympathetic to the site’s industrial past and the surrounding architecture; contributing positively to the ongoing regeneration of the area with similar projects currently under construction on the opposite side of Alexander Street.

If successful work is hoped to start on the site in winter 2018 with the new homes handed over to Caledonia Housing Association by spring 2020.

Emma Garry, development director at Cullross Limited, said: “It’s really exciting to have submitted the planning application for Maxwelltown. This is a site that we have tracked for a while and have been very keen to develop. We recently complete homes at the end of Alexander Street on Dens Road, so we know the area well and are keen to contribute in any way we can to the regeneration of Alexander Street.

“It’s been a great team effort to put together the planning application and we hope now that the value of what we have put forward will be seen and that the proposals will be supported.”

Andrew Kilpatrick, asset director at Caledonia Housing Association, said: “Caledonia Housing Association are delighted to be contributing to the ongoing regeneration of the Hilltown area. The site provides an ideal location for a mix of low cost home ownership and high quality affordable rent homes and reaffirms Caledonia’s commitment to work with Dundee City Council to provide homes and services that make life better.”

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