An innovative project at Dundee’s Victoria Dock will see 119 new affordable homes delivered in the heart of the city’s wider waterfront regeneration area, just a stone’s throw from the V&A, Slessor Gardens and city centre.
This cutting edge £13 million development by Hillcrest will be the largest affordable modular scheme in Scotland, consisting of two blocks of apartments, including 66 homes for mid-market rent.
Modern way of construction
The project, managed by Cullross, will involve modular pods being constructed off-site at a special facility to speed up on-site construction time and limit demand on raw materials.
The pods, which are constructed by Enevate Homes, will arrive at the site pre-fitted with most of the wiring, pipework and interior finishings (including kitchens and some white goods), and will be fastened together first and then attached to the steel frame to create the apartments.
Energy efficiency measures built in
The development will be a mixture of one and two bedrooms apartments with balconies offering views over the city or the river. Designed to reduce carbon footprint and tenant energy bills, the modern apartments will feature high performance insulation and cladding that exceeds the government’s standard.
Deputy Chief Executive at Hillcrest, Fiona Morrison, said: “Our development at Dundee’s Victoria Dock is hugely special on many levels.
“Not only is the method of constructing the modules and their application in a real-world project a first for Scotland, but the site’s location in the heart of Dundee’s wider waterfront regeneration adds an extra jewel in the development’s crown.”
Emma Garry at Cullross added: “We are delighted to be working again with Hillcrest on this prestigious and unique project, in such an important setting. We have strong connections to Dundee and are extremely proud to be developing a new way of constructing affordable homes with our partners at Enevate and Hillcrest.”
The development is expected to be completed early 2023.