East Marketgait student accommodation plans submitted to Dundee City Council

Gylemuir Limited has submitted plans for new student accommodation near East Marketgait to Dundee City Council.

The application includes plans to convert land on Brown Street into a set of new, state-of-the-art student halls.

The site is home to a former mill building which Gylemuir Limited hope to replace with a 361-bed block. The developers also plan to use the ground floor of the building as a retail area, with places for eating and shopping. The plans would provide the same commercial floor space currently occupied by four existing tenants.

The seven-storey building has also been designed to retain the mill’s traditional single-storey facade and features on-site storage for bicycles, as well as outside study areas on the first and fifth floors. The plans also include parking for electric cars, The Evening Telegraph reports.

In a design statement submitted on behalf of Gylemuir, CAG Architects, said: “Student life is not restricted to simply a room, post box and front office. The cascade of landscape, from the high skydeck overlooking the city, to the breakout garden outside the study spaces and the communal courtyard that mixes with the commercial tenants, make a series of engaging spaces for the student.

“The building is the student’s home with a variety of rooms to experience and many opportunities to interact with each other as well as the wider community. The site is clearly a city centre site with close proximity to all the amenities that entails, in particular short walking distance to the two city universities.”

A planning statement submitted alongside other documents added: “The proposed development provides an opportunity to regenerate this underutilised site with the retention of suitable commercial space and the delivery of a high- quality student housing development in the city where there is a clear and demonstrable need.”

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