Raglan Street

Raglan Street is a sixteen-unit residential development that has been designed for developer Cullross Limited and end user, Hillcrest Housing Association. Situated on the corner of Kemback Street and Raglan Street near Dundee’s city centre, this multi-unit residential building offers a harmonious blend of accessibility, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal.




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Continuing our partnership with Cullross Limited, jmarchitects were appointed to take forward and design another affordable housing project, this time in Dundee.

The Raglan Street development designed over four-storeys has been thoughtfully designed to cater to a diverse range of needs and is in strict adherence to Dundee City Council’s Design Guide and Housing for Varying Needs standards, with fourteen two-bed units, and two one-bed wheelchair accessible units.

The development has been designed to include fourteen car parking spaces, two accessible car parking bays, along with secure cycle storage. Level access into the building has been accommodated to ensure that residents and visitors of all mobility levels are catered for.

In the development process, careful attention to scale and massing was essential to ensure the integration of the new apartment block with the surrounding neighbourhood. The site gently slopes from north to south, with the front elevation overlooking the access road and a single-storey community centre opposite. Meanwhile, the rear elevation provides views of an adjacent four-storey residential apartment block comprising a material palette of concrete roof tiles, render, blockwork walls, and metal cladding.

Architecturally, Raglan Street achieves a consistent and harmonious aesthetic by integrating materials that blend seamlessly with the surrounding neighbourhood, including concrete roof tiles, a combination of two brick types, and rendered panels. External balconies were included on the rear elevation, providing residents with access to their own private external space, and those in the upper floors views out across the city to towards the River Tay and beyond.

The development was designed to meet the Bronze Standard Reduced Carbon Emissions Target laid out in the Scottish Building Standards. To meet this target, low carbon renewable technologies such as Photovoltaic Roof Panels and Exhaust Air Source Heat Pumps (EASHP) were introduced. The EASHP system provides mechanical ventilation, domestic hot water, and heating via radiators, contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly living environment.

Overall, Raglan Street is designed to meet the Scottish Building Regulations, the local authorities Design Aspirations, the Housing Associations Design Brief, as well as achieving Secured by Design’s Gold Award as provided by Police Scotland. This combination of aesthetic, functionality and security provides the local residents of Dundee with modern, affordable and safe living options.

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The Challenge

The challenge entailed reviewing a project that had previously been granted planning permission, and ensuring the revised and amended designs complied with current standards and met all local authorities’ statutory guidelines along with the client design briefs.

The Solution

Our solution involved designing a multi-unit residential development that utilised modern methods of construction and incorporated low carbon technologies. This forward-thinking design not only embraces contemporary living but also ensures affordability for a diverse array of residents, all in accordance with the client’s preferences.

The Outcome

We successfully completed the project, delivering a total of sixteen residential flats, including two wheelchair-accessible units. These flats were meticulously designed with low carbon renewable technologies such as an Exhaust Air Source Heat Pumps (EASHP) – which incorporated whole-house mechanical extract ventilation (MEV), enhanced U-Values for the building envelope, and the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof.

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