BARRATT Developments welcomed senior Dundee City Councillors to their development of new homes and apartments at Keiller’s Rise in Dundee last week as they visited the new site on the grounds of the former Keiller’s marmalade factory.
The housebuilder, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, invited Steven Rome, convener of Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure and Mark Flynn, convener of Neighbourhood Regeneration, Housing & Estate Management, to take a tour of the family-friendly development in Mains Loan.
The site, which was once home to the well-known Keiller Marmalade production plant, was left derelict since the mid-1990s before Barratt transformed the brownfield land into 223 units of high-quality housing to help meet the demand for new homes in the area.
Councillors Rome and Flynn, along with officers from Dundee City Council, met with David Palmer, Managing Director for Barratt Homes North Scotland, and other Barratt employees who were integral to the delivery of the development.
David Palmer, Managing Director of Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland, said: “We were thrilled to welcome Councillor Steven Rome and Councillor Mark Flynn to Keiller’s Rise to demonstrate the quality of homes we are building in their community.
“It’s important for us to showcase the individuals who are behind the transformation of this development – which is well known in the local area – and we are delighted to breathe new life into this site after it laying derelict for many years. The construction process has created a number of local jobs and full-time apprenticeships and we hope the local community will continue to reap the benefits this new housing will bring.”
The tour showcased many of the innovative and unique features required to develop a brownfield site including thrust boring underneath the Kingsway A90 for SUDS drainage.
Councillor Rome said: “We were pleased to have this opportunity to see Keiller’s Rise, which has transformed a brownfield site in our city into a new housing development that helps with our vision to make Dundee a more attractive place to live and work.
“There have been a number of community benefits that have helped provide jobs and apprenticeship opportunities.”
Councillor Flynn added: “Dundee needs a mix of different of housing types and I am delighted to see how this development has been taken forward.
“We recognise that the demand for good-quality accommodation in the city remains high.”
Located in the bustling cultural city of Dundee, within the established Mains Loan community, Keiller’s Rise is an exciting new development of quality energy-efficient apartments and homes, all houses fitted with PV roof panels. There are 167 houses on the site.
Buyers can choose from three or four bed detached, semi-detached and terraced homes or modern two-bed apartments in close proximity to local parks and schools with good public transport links including bus routes on Clepington Road.
Some apartments – two blocks comprising 56 flats – have an ensuite and each has an allocated space in a communal parking court.
Views to the Angus hills North of Dundee can be enjoyed from the houses, due to the elevated position of the site, and the apartment blocks have views across the city towards the River Tay and Fife to the south. The development also has exciting offers to suit potential buyers’ next move.
Those who visited Keiller’s Rise included:
· Councillor Steven Rome – Convenor of Fair Work, Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee
Councillor Mark Flynn – Convenor of Neighbourhood Regeneration, Housing and Estate Management Committee
· Robin Presswood – Executive Director, City Development at Dundee City Council
· Gregor Hamilton – Head of Planning & Economic Development at Dundee City Council
· David Palmer – Managing Director, Managing Director of Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Scotland
· Kevin Urquhart – Construction Director at Barratt Developments
· Chris Ross – Development Director at Barratt Developments
· Felipe Ferreira – Senior Sales Manager at Barratt Developments
· Scott Reekie – Site Manager (Houses) at Barratt Developments
· Alan Smith – Site Manager (Apartments) at Barratt Developments