Proposals submitted for new homes at Dundee’s Downfield House

Proposals have been submitted for a multi-million-pound residential conversion of Downfield House in Dundee.

Proposals submitted for new homes at Dundee's Downfield House

Downfield House

The Evening Telegraph reported that Downfield House has been purchased by Aberkell Developments for a price believed to be of almost £500,000.

The property was previously used by Dundee City Council after it had been converted into offices a decade ago.

Dundee architect Jon Frullani is currently working on the conversion project.

He said: “We are really excited about it and it’s another great project for us to be involved in. I always think it is nice to re-use an existing building rather than demolish. The plans are to build nine flats inside the existing building, plus six new-build flats at the side and two new build houses beside the old building.

“We are providing quite a flexible campus with some large flats which may suit people with families and there are two-bedroom flats which could maybe suit young professionals or even a retired couple.

“Our clients Aberkell are currently working on a few similar projects in Dundee, including one in Rankine Road and re-developing an older, traditional building there which I believe may have been a care home.

“Aberkell are very much going into this development wholeheartedly and have the same ethos as us to keep the existing buildings and convert.

“The property at Downfield House, I think, used to be used by the council for their IT centre. Once all the permissions are in place it will take maybe a year or so to develop the site. So it could probably be finished in the spring, or summer of 2021, fingers crossed.”

Mr Frullani added that the project will require a lot of local labour.

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