Second student accommodation project planned for Dundee’s Marketgait

A planning application has been submitted for a purpose-built development of 178 student studio flats in Dundee city centre.

Maith Design and Crosslane Group have teamed up in a bid to transform a disused petrol station on the city’s West Marketgait.

Situated in the industrial Blackness conservation area at the junction with Ward Road and Johnstone Street, close to Abertay and Dundee universities, the project will house an on-site gym, dining areas, cinema and study areas.

In an accompanying design statement, Maith wrote: “The scale and relevance of the site and existing buildings, as it currently stands, creates a void and a break within the urban fabric preventing it from both defining the urban block and relating it back to its immediate context. The central concept of the design and massing of the proposals is to integrate this site back into the urban fabric of Dundee.”

The site was the subject of a previous application for a mixed-use development overseen by Brunton Design.

The application follows the submission of plans for student halls at the nearby East Marketgait.

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