Whiteburn Portfolio: Parkview
Regenerating a Characterful 19th Century Landmark
The Parkview project was a rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent and well-known building in the sought after west end of Dundee. The large grounds offer a park-like setting. While the exuberant Scots Jacobean former industrial school takes centre stage in terms of architecture, the elevated position of the homes earns them stunning panoramic views across the River Tay.
Working with multi-award-winning architects Page Park, the vision was to carefully restore and convert the 19th Century hero building. Then to take cues from that building to generate new and equally bold and impressive homes via the demolition of the tired 1970s accommodation block.
Being faithful to the intention of the original building and grounds, but boldly reworking it around the 21st Century people who would inhabit it.
There are landscaped gardens with a park-like theme, communal courtyards, with a canopy uniting the past and present of the former school building, and radical new linear buildings inspired by the towers and scale of the historic school.
And all designed with a consideration for context and an eye for fusing materials such as local stone, timber and contemporary zinc.
We were delighted to be awarded a Commendation by Dundee Civic Trust for contribution to the city townscape, and a Commendation from the Saltire Society as well as Renovation of the Year 2015 in the Scottish Home Awards, and Apartment of the Year 2016 in the Homes for Scotland Awards
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What People Say About Us
I am so pleased with my apartment. From the moment I walked in it had the wow factor. My friends and family all comment on how modern and amazing it looks. I always look forward to getting home to seeing the grand entrance hall and settling down in my open plan living space, looking out my bay window.Karen – Ashludie House
Friendly service with fantastic communication throughout. The finish quality is excellent and the aftercare service has been exceptional.Janette – Ashludie House
It has been a pleasure to work with Whiteburn, who have an obvious passion for not only creating beautiful places to live, but for also making a positive impact on the wider context in which they build. Their ambition to convert a much loved, but neglected Dundee landmark has brought a new lease of life to the building as well as the surrounding neighbourhood and their attention to detail and care for the end user has provided a valuable addition to Dundee’s housing stock.Neil – Page / Park Architects – Architects for the Parkview Development, Dundee
We purchased a property from Whiteburn in February 2016. We were attracted to the site by the high quality of the work clearly visible when passing the site. The attention to the appearance of the completed areas of the site despite the ongoing work clearly showed an attention to detail sadly lacking on most developments. The property is well designed and offered a high specification apartment in a well planned environment. I have found Whiteburn to be a very professional organisation who have produced a high quality construction backed up by a very helpful, courteous Customer Care Staff.Iain – Parkview, Dundee
The flat has exceeded expectations in terms of design, quality of fittings and particularly its outstanding vistas in all directions. It has genuinely earned a ‘wow’ response from all our visitors. The development is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and has excellent transport links with key resources within the city. Our contacts with the development company and the contractors at all levels have been both effective and cordial. We are happy to recommend Whiteburn.Ian and Isobel – Parkview, Dundee