UK: Vertical farm part of £8 million Dundee jute mill housing development

Plans to turn a historic Dundee jute mill into flats, a nursery, and business units have been expanded to include a vertical plant farm. Plans to turn Eagle Mill on Victoria Street into 34 flats and commercial units started in 2018.

Since then, site owner Eagle Mill Capital bought the neighboring site that housed Tayside Plumbing & Building Supplies. The redevelopment plans then expanded to include the entire site surrounded by Victoria Street, Dens Road, Lyon Street, and Brown Constable Street.

It has also taken the total cost of the development from £3.5 million to £8m. Plans have been developed with the support of Broughty Ferry architect James Paul Associates. They include 34 two- and three-bedroom homes, a nursery, bakery, and coffee shop, as well as business units.

The historic building has a sign proudly stating “Change is good, transformation is even better.” The developers plan to keep the iconic sawtooth roof of the B-listed building, but open up the building to create a courtyard. In the basement, developers plan to build a vertical farm. Eagle Mill Capital managing director Graham Giblen says: “It would be perfect for a nightclub in London, but not up here.

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