About The Waterfront

The £1billion transformation of Dundee City Waterfront, which encompasses 240 hectares of development land stretching 8km alongside the River Tay, is a strategic, focussed and forward looking 30 year project (2001-2031) that is propelling the city to international acclaim. The area is divided into five focussed zones: Riverside; Seabraes ;The Central Waterfront, City Quay and Dundee Port.

The vision for the Waterfront is..

"To transform the City of Dundee into a world leading waterfront destination for visitors and businesses through the enhancement of its physical, economic and cultural assets."

 

2017:

  • The first major outdoor concert (featuring UB40) is held at Slessor Gardens.
  • A planning application is submitted for the development of Site 5
  • A new wakeboarding centre has been approved within City Quay
  • A planning application has been approved for a new reception centre for the Frigate Unicorn
  • A planning application is submitted for the development of Site 6

2016:

2015:

2014:

2013:

2012:

2011:

  • The Scottish Government National Renewables Infrastructure Plan identifies Dundee Port as one of the key sites for support of offshore wind power developments
  • The historic Telford Beacon is relocated within the Central Waterfront

2010:

2009:

  • V&A Museum Of Design announced as a key part of the new Waterfront development. An international design competition is launched to appoint an architect
  • Tay Road Bridge Ramps are realigned to facilitate the new road arrangements
  • The Clocktower residential development is completed

2007:

2006:

2003

  • Infrastructure works commence, funded by the Cities Growth Fund

2001:

2000:

1998

  • Draft Masterplan prepared
  • Major study undertaken on the future potential of Dundee's Waterfront