Dock Street

Dundee - 2009

The property is grade C listed and unusual in that the majority of the structure is timber, including the stairs from first floor level upwards. Converting the offices into residential units and paying close attention to original detailing. Project Summary

This project involved the conversion of the former T&GWU offices into five flats. There is a beautiful cupola over the listed timber stair with ornate plaster work so this had to be retained.

Meeting the building standards in terms of fire strategy and acoustics was therefore quite a challenge but much was learned during the course of this project with regard to traditional detailing in lead, stone etc. and alternative methods of achieving technical standards compliance. Due to the building’s historic significance, we organized grant assistance from Dundee Historic Environment Trust for some of the refurbishment work to the listed exterior such as the traditional stepped lead valley gutter, re-pointing of the stone and new window bands in lime based render.

The recessed balconies in the attic floor flat are very discreet from street level but provide stunning views over the Tay to Fife and an opportunity to admire the lead valley gutter! Indeed the Tay Road Bridge was set out using a vertical line on the top left window sill, this was of course re-introduced when the render was replaced.