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Clocktower, Dundee, United Kingdom

Thursday 24 Sep 2009

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Archial's residential conversion Clocktower honoured in Scottish awards 

A conversion project by Archial Architects has been named as the winner of the prestigious Dundee Civic Trust Award.

Archial Architects transformation of a former barrel vaulted warehouse into a 12 luxury flat development at the Clocktower, City Quay Dundee cost £2.9 million and saw the conversion of the six storey Grade ‘A’ listed building into a range of two and three bedroom flats and three duplex penthouses.

Derek Reid, director at Archial, said, “The conversion of the Clocktower marks the latest stage in the evolution of our development masterplan, prepared some years ago, aimed at regenerating the City Quay area and inviting people to renew their relationship with the river.

“As part of that masterplan, this quality development will help transform, energise and reconnect the city to the waterfront, threading the city and water together to create a special sense of place.”

Many of the original features were maintained in the conversion including the cast iron Clocktower itself, cast iron columns and brick barrel vault ceilings. The disused clock mechanism and clock faces have also been restored to full working order. Additions include individual roof terraces for the penthouses and copper clad balconies have been added to the gable end to afford spectacular views over the River Tay.

Meanwhile another Archial Architects project, the redevelopment of St Paul’s RC Academy on behalf of Dundee City Council, received a commendation at the Dundee Civic Trust Awards.

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