New Dundee Railway Station
The new Railway Station opens and The Water's Edge commercial development in City Quay has been completed and construction has started on a commercial development at site 6.
The new railway station with the adjoining Sleeperz hotel, and Site 6 commercial development under construction (Agnes Husband building)
Opening of the V&A Dundee
The award-winning V&A Dundee opens, the only design museum outside of London to attract visitor numbers in excess of 275,000 annually.
The grass planting at Slessor Gardens is complete with the surrounding roads now open, construction of the V&A Dundee museum continues; The new drainage pond at South Commercial street is complete and work has commenced on the construction of the new railway station building.
Thomson Avenue now open to through traffic. Construction work has started at the V&A Dundee with the first elements of the cofferdam starting to extend out into the River Tay.
The Tay Road Bridge
The Tay Road Bridge Access Ramps project is complete. The realignment of Thomson Avenue and Riverside Esplanade are clearly visible as construction nears completion.
Out with the old
The Railway Station, Olympia Leisure Centre and adjacent hotel have been demolished. The Tay Bridge access ramp realignment works are continuing with the east bound off ramp nearing completion.
South Marketgait has been realigned to enable the creation of a new development site at Yeaman Shore. Dundee City Council's former headquarter building at Tayside House has been demolished and realignment of the Tay Road Bridge access ramps are well underway. The Dundee One office development has been completed at City Quay and the new Holiday Inn Express is open.
Olympia Leisure Centre
The original Olympia Leisure Centre, located on the Shoreline of the River Tay, was demolished to make way for the Central Waterfront redevelopment The replacement opened in June 2013. The new £31 Million Olympia swimming and leisure facility at East Whale Lane attracted over 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Featuring a 50 metre main pool, a wave pool, rapid river, dive pool and flumes it offers facilities for families and dedicated sport swimmers.
The Dundee Waterfront development is one of the most active regeneration projects in the UK. The Waterfront has a commitment to sustainability that will help developers meet corporate governance obligations while offering the benefit of lower whole life development costs.
Dundee, and its new waterfront, is attracting worldwide attention. Since the city’s waterfront transformation commenced it has achieved numerous awards for the quality of the development, and the city has gained top branded accolades as a destination whether it be the best place to live or one of the hottest cities to visit in 2022.
Dundee Waterfront development has brought local community benefits from capital projects and benefits to local residents through training and employability opportunities, recruiting support and funding for employers, whilst providing real living wage for employees.
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