Persimmon to convert former Dundee whisky factory into new homes
The former site of Stewart and Son’s whisky bottling plant on the Kingsway is set to be regenerated into a new housing development by Persimmon Homes.
The house builder has announced its plan to construct 71 new, energy-efficient homes in Kingsway East, with construction scheduled to start this summer.
The once-famous whisky bottling plant site shut down in the mid-1990s and was demolished in 2020 to make way for a new development.
The area is no stranger to residential development, having previously been home to post-war prefabs, which were cleared in the 1960s to make way for the distiller’s bottling plant. With planning permission for the new homes given by Dundee City Council, Persimmon will now breathe new life into the area and return the site to its former use.
Persimmon plans to announce further details of their vision for the site in June 2023. However, anyone eager to hear the latest news can register for updates here.
Iain McGouldrick, Persimmon North Scotland land director, said: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to regenerate the former site of the Stewart’s bottling plant and bring much-needed family housing to this part of Dundee. Our plans will deliver a vibrant, successful and sustainable new community for local families to enjoy.
“With the average price of our homes 16% below the average price of a new build in Scotland, we’re proud to be opening the door to home ownership for more families in Dundee and we’ll be announcing further information on the site in the months ahead.”