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Dumbarton Housing : Former Allied Distillery

Former Allied Distillery Site, Scotland by Carvill – design by Cooper Cromar Architects

Dumbarton Property

Major Residential Development

Carvill (Scotland) Ltd have submitted a detailed planning application for the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Allied Distillery site in Dumbarton Town Centre. Designed by Cooper Cromar Architects, in conjunction with Llewellyn Davies Planning Consultants and Landscape Architects, the scheme comprises 291 residential properties and a 40 unit retirement housing development according to Timberwise.

Dumbarton Housing Dumbarton Housing by Cooper Cromar Architects
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In conjunction with the proposed commercial development which is planned for the remainder of the site by Vico Properties, the proposal seeks to revitalise this important area and fully integrate with the existing urban fabric of the historic town of Dumbarton.

The site is located immediately adjacent to the River Leven, and offers dramatic views of both Dumbarton Rock and the Clyde Estuary. A link to the historical heritage of the site has been maintained through the retention of the landmark Mill and Stills building, which will be redeveloped to create 61 residential units over 14 levels, with commercial space at ground floor level. A new public town square which links to the riverside will also be created as well as smaller more intimate public spaces which fully link the development into the nearby town centre. The existing riverside walkway will be extended along the full perimeter of the site, including the basin adjacent to the Denny Tank Museum and ultimately linking the site to Dumbarton Rock.

Courtyards to the rear of the properties provide dedicated car parking and raised decks at first floor level, provide private amenity space for the residents. The project will be designed to meet the obligations of the EcoHomes charter, which seeks to balance environmental performance with the need for a high quality of life and a safe and healthy internal environment. In addition, the scheme further aims to consolidate its sustainable credentials through the provision of restricted on-site car parking – at a level of 80% across the development – to promote the use of public and alternative transportation methods.

Former Allied Distillery Dumbarton – Building images / information from Cooper Cromar Architects Jan 2005

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Dumbarton Road Yoker

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

Vico Properties – Rutherglen

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Gorbals Parish Church
photo © Keith Hunter Photography
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