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Re-Constructing Blackness: Appendix II

Euan Russell Rooms + Cities


“If one accepts that architecture is about altering and extending what is already there, one can engage the powerful presence of the real so that the aura of urbanity is amplified and extended in the place that one is working. The complexity and interconnectedness of the city is sustained by such instances of profound invention” Adam Caruso, “The Emotional City” This booklet is a detailed record of the complexity of the site, Blackness, and the starting point for exploring potential future strategies.


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730m

Blackness, Dundee Urban Block Study Key

465m

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Block 1

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Tay Works Dudhope Works Arch Mill Flax spinning mill Storehouses Cooling ponds Boiler works Weaving and milling rooms Scale Max: 7 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Student Residential Manufacturing showroom Light-industrial workshops Snooker hall Office space Parking

Materials

Stone, Brick, Corrugated Iron, Steel

Areas (m2) Total Site 18,437 Vacant Land 8,025 Occupied Floor 19,210 Unoccupied Floor

4,524


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Block 1 Areas [m2] Total Site 18,437

Vacant Land 8,025

Occupied Unoccupied

Occupied Floor 19,210

Unoccupied Floor 4,524

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Block 2

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Tay Street Mill Brown Street School St David’s Church Flax spinning mill Storehouses Cooling ponds Boiler works Public houses Scale Max: 6 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Casino leisure complex Hotel Gym Office space Music venue Parking Tesco Express

Materials

Stone, Brick, Render, Cladding, Glass

Areas (m2) Total Site 12,780 Vacant Land 5,495 Occupied Floor 19,633 Unoccupied Floor

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Block 2 Areas [m2] Total Site 12,780

Vacant Land 5,495

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

19,633 0 Occupied Unoccupied


Block 3

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings South Mill Flax spinning mill Storehouses Cooling ponds Boiler works Public houses Scale Max: 3 (floors) Min: -1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Private flats Restaurant Parking

Materials

Stone, brick, render, concrete

Areas (m2) Total Site 4,422 Vacant Land 2,138 Occupied Floor 4,814 Unoccupied Floor

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Block 3 Areas [m2] Total Site 4,422

Vacant Land 2,138

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

4,814 830 Occupied Unoccupied


Block 4

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Douglas Foundry Ward Foundry Column Mill North Mill East Mill Jute and Tow spinning mill Storehouses Turning shop Smithy Storage Scale Max: 2 (floors) Min: 1 Current Use 2013 Buildings Mosque and community centre Halal meat market Restaurant Dance studio Warehousing storage Parking

Materials

Stone, brick, render, tarmac, corrugated iron

Areas (m2) Total Site 12,809 Vacant Land 4,846 Occupied Floor 5,668 Unoccupied Floor

2,920


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Block 4 Areas [m2] Total Site 12,809

Vacant Land 4,846

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

5,668 2,920 Occupied Unoccupied


Block 5

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Douglas Foundry Hackle and Card Works Machine shop Moulding shop Warehouses Smithy Cranes Scale Max: 1 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Panel beater Autoparts shop Garage Kennels Glazing company Industrial storage Parking

Materials

Brick, breeze block, tarmac, chain link

Areas (m2) Total Site 7,225 Vacant Land 4,594 Occupied Floor 3,122 Unoccupied Floor

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Block 5 Areas [m2] Total Site 7,225

Vacant Land 4,594

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

3,122 319 Occupied Unoccupied


Block 6

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Dudhope Tannery Slaughter Houses Dundee Steam Forge Scale Max: 2 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Discount retailer Local government office Garage Nightclub Industrial storage Parking Materials Stone, brick, corrugated cladding, tarmac, Areas (m2) Total Site 6,437 Vacant Land 1,445 Occupied Floor 3,427 Unoccupied Floor

3,229


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Block 6 Areas [m2] Total Site 6,437

Vacant Land 1,445

Occupied Occupied Floor Unoccupied Floor 2,249 2,548 Unoccupied


Block 7

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Cooling ponds Boiler house Scale Max: 2 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Snooker hall Metal fabricators

Materials

Brick, stone,

Areas (m2) Total Site 2,615 Vacant Land 0 Occupied Floor 5,112 Unoccupied Floor

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Block 7 Areas [m2] Total Site 2,615

Vacant Land 0

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

2,615 0 Occupied Unoccupied


Block 8

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings Verdant Mill Milne Street Mill West Ward Mill West Bell Mill Flax spinning room Jute and tow weaving Flour mill Scale Max: 3 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings DC Thomson printers Heritage museum Cafe Parking

Materials

Brick, stone, steel, timber

Areas (m2) Total Site 11,517 Vacant Land 1,592 Occupied Floor 18,482 Unoccupied Floor

2,980


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Block 8 Areas [m2] Total Site 11,517

Vacant Land 1,592

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

Occupied 18,956 2,506 Unoccupied


Block 9

Historic Use

1850s

Buildings

Milne Street Mill

Storehouses Boiler rooms Cooling ponds Scale Max: 2 (floors) Min: 1

Current Use

2013

Buildings Indoor lawn bowling club Recording studio Non-profit offices Shopfitter workshop Parking

Materials

Brick, render, corrugated iron

Areas (m2) Total Site 12,809 Vacant Land 4,846 Occupied Floor 5,668 Unoccupied Floor

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Block 9 Areas [m2] Total Site 12,809

Vacant Land 4,846

Occupied Floor

Unoccupied Floor

Occupied 5,668 2,920 Unoccupied


Dundee School of Architecture, University of Dundee

Re-Constructing Blackness: Appendix II  

This booklet is a detailed record of the complexity of the site, Blackness, it's urban blocks and the starting point for exploring potential...

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