Earlier this year, the Communities Committee agreed that Housing should take ownership of Invertay House and the surrounding grounds, to develop new supply affordable housing. The development is included in the Angus Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which is a five-year plan setting out the investment decisions for affordable housing in the area.
Invertay House is a prominent and much-loved building of historical significance to the residents of Monifieth. In 2015, it was deemed surplus to requirements by the Council with Community Asset Transfer, social housing or commercial sale identified as being the most suitable end uses for the building.
We plan to convert the main buildings into housing that will benefit the local community, keeping as many features of late Victorian era as possible that are worthwhile retaining. As we want to enhance these features and keep them in the new design where possible, we’ll survey the main buildings before any planning application is finalised.
This will include removal of some of the low-quality extensions from the last 50 years. This will allow the true building form to stand out and allow us to develop a sympathetic conversion to residential.
Site set up for this phase is likely to be in December 2021.
Communities Convenor Cllr Mark Salmond said,
The sympathetic regeneration of Invertay House will be an asset to the local community. This initiative is intended to provide some much-needed new council housing stock in Monifieth and will also explore whether low cost home ownership can be part of the mix of new housing.
As the project gets underway, we will engage with the wider community about the proposals, and submit a planning application in 2022, with construction works starting in the following 12 months.