Dykes of Gray, Dundee
Named Best Public Realm at the UK wide Whathouse? Awards, Dykes of Gray is a Springfield village designed with a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes to suit young professionals, growing families, aspirational households and downsizers. Once complete the village will include around 1,500 energy efficient homes. There are already over 300 homes occupied.
Keen to capture the local needs and aspirations within the masterplan of Dykes of Gray, we engaged early with Dundee City Council. Together we identified that, amongst housing, it was important Dykes of Gray included a village hall, premises for a nursery, retail and office spaces and, perhaps most importantly, areas the community could enjoy.
Paired with analysis of historical Scottish Villages and the Scottish Governments aspirations of 20-minute neighbourhoods, we designed a new sustainable place on the outskirts of Dundee, with a distinctive identity and a focus on how it would be used by the people that would one day call Dykes of Gray home.
At the heart of Dykes of Gray is the village core. It is already home to a thriving convenience store, community notice board, a post box, bus stop, public artwork, a south facing amphitheatre, village green and plan park. As the village grows, it could also be home to a village hall, a nursery, café, and other retail opportunities all within walking distance from the residents.
Throughout the village there are green corridors, open spaces and tree lined streets which encourages active travel routes to encourage walking, jogging, and cycling to promote wellbeing as well as biodiversity. A green spine runs through the development with a footpath, public art and benches, locally known as the “winding path”, creates two viewpoints: one towards a Dundee church spire and the other towards Denhead of Gray house adding a subtle nod to the surrounding area.
Communication with residents is fundamental to our approach. Our Village developments are designed to meet the needs of families, and we’re keen to respond to community requests to enhance facilities. Our dedicated Community Engagement Coordinator issues a digital quarterly newsletter to the residents at Dykes of Gray to keep the community informed, meets periodically with the head of the Community Council, arranges seasonal events as well as fielding various requests and queries that may arise.
More information about our availability, house styles, how to book an appointment and sales contact information please visit our Dykes of Gray page.