News / Press Releases

25 September 2015: Waterfront Recycling

99% of all the excavated materials from the waterfront have been reused.

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18 September 2015: V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee celebrated alongside world's most exciting design innovations at London Design Festival

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17 August 2015: Waterfront Works

The transformation of Dundee’s waterfront is continuing to take shape as work on two separate elements gets underway.

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13 August 2015: New Planning and Design Guidelines

Dundee City Council has published guidance that will provide the framework for the new buildings in the Central Waterfront.

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27 July 2015: Waterfront 2018 App

An innovative 3D interactive app* allowing users to explore Dundee Central Waterfront in 2018, including the interior of the forthcoming V&A Museum of Design Dundee, has been launched online.

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Dundee Waterfront 2018 App



23 July 2015: Slessor Gardens Showcase

Some of the brightest and best landscapers and gardeners in the area are being invited to showcase their talents in the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. Seven areas within Slessor Gardens, each 10m x 10m are being made available to local designers and businesses to develop and plant in their own style.

View the show gardens brochure by clicking the image below:

Waterfront show gardens brochure



17 June 2015: Waterfront Junctions To Be Surfaced

A number of junctions at Dundee Waterfront are set to be surfaced as part of the latest programme of works in the area.

Road surfacing closures map(click on image to enlarge)

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4 June 2015: Mine-crafting the future of Dundee Waterfront

Dundee's schoolchildren will show how it would look if they were set free to design the waterfront, using the gaming phenomenon Minecraft

Minecraft model of the V&A Museum Of Design

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4 June 2015: Economic Summit

As the pace of development in Dundee heats up, Council chiefs are set to update the business community at the city's fourth economic summit.

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28 April 2015: Discovery Walk: Nominations

The Public are being asked to help decide whom to immortalise on Dundee Waterfront

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20 April 2015: Road Resurfacing Works

Work on new and replacement road surfaces on a number of main routes at Dundee Waterfront is set to start this weekend.

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10 April 2015: Road Resurfacing Works

Selected roads within the Central Waterfront are to be resurfaced. Off peak hours road closures will take place overnight on 24th April, 25th April, 8th May and 9th May.

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23 March 2015: Sustainable Construction Award for Dundee Waterfront

Dundee City Council and contractors Sir Robert Macalpine have been awarded an infrastructure sustainability CEEQUAL Award for work at the waterfront

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16 March 2015: Waterfront street names

Dundee's Industrial heritage and significant individuals and institutions from times past will be celebrated in street and place names for the city's waterfront

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5 March 2015: V&A Museum of Design Groundbreaking

A "ground-breaking" ceremony on the V&A Museum of Design Dundee’s waterfront site marked the formal start of construction work today (Thursday 5 March).

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5 March 2015: Media Call: Work Starts on V&A Museum of Design Dundee

Work on V&A Museum of Design Dundee will start on site on Thursday 5 March during a visit by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

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24 February 2015: V&A Contract Signed

The project to build the V&A Museum of Design Dundee has taken a major step forward with the signing of the construction contract between Dundee City Council and BAM Construction Ltd.

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11 February 2015: Tay Road Bridge Off Ramp Closure

The west bound off ramp will be closed between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday and Tuesday (February 16 and 17).

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16 January 2015: V&A Construction Update

The significant economic benefits of an £80.11 million project to construct the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be discussed by Dundee City Council's policy and resources committee on Monday January 26. The report highlights that work could start in March 2015 and open to the public before June 2018

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12 January 2015: Dundee Waterfront Street Names

Historic links with Dundee's seafaring past and a visionary city planner are to be commemorated in the proposed names for streets at the city's waterfront.

And the Council has also thrown open the field to Dundonians to suggest names for two of the major open spaces: The new central square and the new public space outside the railway station. Read the full press release here

9 January 2015: South Victoria Dock Road Closure

RESIDENTS and drivers using South Victoria Dock Road have been advised that it will be closed for 16 weeks from January 20. Drainage works by contractors Sir Robert Macalpine mean that the only way in or out of City Quay will be via East Dock Street. The work forms part of the on going reconstruction of the roads network at Dundee Waterfront.

South Victoria Road Closure

5 January 2015: New Right Turn at Waterfront Junction

Drivers heading for Perth from Dundee’s South Marketgait will turn right at a new light controlled junction opening on Friday (January 9). The lights, in front of Malmaison will replace the temporary right turn at Dundee Railway Station. The pedestrian crossing from Union Street to the Railway Station will be not be affected by this change. Closure of the existing temporary right turn to Perth will allow contractors, Sir Robert McAlpine, to focus on construction elsewhere at the site including the new public open space and adjacent side roads. Work on the £11m grid pattern of streets at the central waterfront is due to completed by the end of 2015.

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1 December 2014: Dundee Waterfront launches campaign to attract new hospitality businesses

A campaign, which is being supported by local hospitality entrepreneurs and the British Hospitality Association in Scotland, will be launched at series of Dundee Waterfront Roadshows in Aberdeen (9th Dec), Edinburgh and Glasgow (both 11th Dec). The roadshows will update entrepreneurs, investors and developers on progress with the Waterfront Project.

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1 December 2014: Dundee wins UNESCO City of Design status

Dundee has become the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK, a prestigious award that recognises the huge contribution the city has made to design worldwide.

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10 November 2014: Final section of Northern Boulevard to Open on Monday

The final section of the Northern Boulevard which links South Marketgait and Dock Street is nearing completion and will open to traffic from Monday 17th November 2014

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24 October 2014: A&A game designer launches William Morris game for Ipad

The V&A's first ever game designer in residence, Sophia George, will today (Friday 24 October) launch a brand new iPad game inspired by the work of William Morris

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24 September 2014: Dundee after a new wave of hospitality on Waterfront

INDEPENDENT hospitality operators in Dundee have called for steps to be taken to ensure the bars and restaurants planned for the city's £1 billion Waterfront development are not dominated by corporate brands.

18 September 2014: Apex Hotels confirm purchase of the historic Port Of Dundee Customs House

Apex Hotels, who already operate the highly successful City Quay hotel in Dundee have confirmed their purchase of the Customs House: