Tayside and Central Scotland

Plans to convert a 185-year-old former mill in Dundee into flats

Queen Victoria Works
Image caption The Queen Victoria Works in Brook Street was one of Dundee's last working jute mills

Plans have been put forward to convert a 185-year-old former flax mill in Dundee into flats and offices.

The Queen Victoria Works in Brook Street in the West End was one of the last mills working in the city, but has lain derelict since 1990.

A draft planning brief has been put before Dundee City Council recommending the former Tay Spinners site be redeveloped.

If approved, the draft plan will be put out for public consultation

Members of city development committee, will meet on Monday, 22 April to consider the proposals.

Industrial heritage

The flax mill, which was built between 1828 and 1834, has listed buildings status, but is currently on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland due to its poor condition.

Will Dawson, convener of the city development committee said: "This is a prominent site in the Blackness Conservation Area with an industrial past stretching back almost two centuries.

"Although the buildings are likely to be in poor structural condition we would like to see as much of the material as possible salvaged for re-use.

"The local sandstone the mill was built from as well as the slate roof and cast iron columns could be used in a way that reflects the building's long manufacturing history."

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