20 January 2020: £75m economic impact revealed at V&A Dundee
Independent research has revealed that the V&A has had a £75 million economic impact in Scotland and a £21 million to the Dundee economy in its first year of opening.
04 September 2019: Waterfront Place Open Design Tender
Dundee City Council are inviting proposals for a new unique space bringing Art, Technology and Play together at Dundee's Waterfront..
23 May 2019: Sleeperz Hotel named best in Scotland
Dundee's Sleeperz Hotel wins City Budget Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hospitality Awards - in its first year of trading.
09 May 2019: McGill Homes announce plans for prestigious Dundee Waterfront Development
McGill Homes have purchased a Grade B listed building at the corner of Dock Street and Gellatly Street with the intention of redeveloping the building for residential use
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26 April 2019: V&A Dundee shortlisted for prestigious award.
V&A Dundee has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world.
12 April 2019: Dundee Named Best Place To Live In Scotland
Scotland’s sunniest city has made it to the top spot beating nine other Scottish locations listed in the Sunday Times 2019 Best Place to Live Guide.
01 April 2019: V&A Dundee welcomes 500,000 visitors.
V&A Dundee has welcomed half a million visitors since it opened, hitting the milestone almost six months earlier than expected.
29 March 2019: Celebrating Skylarks at Riverside.
Dundee City Council is asking visitors to help look after ground nesting birds at Riverside Nature Park
29 January 2019: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially open V&A Dundee.
Their Royal Highnesses met some of the team who created Scotland’s first design museum, which opened its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018.
24 January 2019: Port Of Dundee Cycleway and Footpath opens
A Six-figure investment in the city’s walking and cycling infrastructure welcomes its first users
5 November 2018: Railway Station bike park officially open
The latest addition to Dundee’s bike infrastructure has been officially opened at the city’s railway station.
9 October 2018: 'Absolutely Amazing' V&A Dundee visitor numbers hailed
The flagship design museum has welcomed 100,000 people through the doors in its first three weeks of opening.
6 September 2018: V&A Dundee Opening Event - Road Closure Information
The opening weekend celebrations for V&A Dundee, including the 3D Festival, will involve the closure of both Thomson Avenue and Riverside Esplanade, to the north and south of Slessor Gardens. Significant travel delays are expected.
16 July 2018: Green Flag for Slessor Gardens
Slessor Gardens awarded Green Flag for first time.
9 July 2018: Sleeperz Hotel Opening
Dundee's new 120-bed Sleeperz hotel officially opened.
9 July 2018: Dundee Railway Station Concourse Opening
Dundee's new railway station officially opened.
19 June 2018: Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub
AN EVENT which brings together eateries and environmentalists to discuss what an active travel hub at Dundee Waterfront could look like is set to take place later this month.
19 June 2018: Economic Summit
CITY LEADERS, decision-makers and young entrepreneurs are set to gather in Dundee next week for the city’s seventh annual economic summit.
19 June 2018: Construction Projects Build Community Benefits
Major construction projects in Dundee have boosted the local economy by more than £55 million, a new city council report reveals.
04 May 2018: Waterfront Wins at the Scottish Property Awards
Dundee Waterfront named as the City Regeneration Project Of The Year.
19 February 2018: V&A Architect Backs Waterfront Plans
V&A Architect Kengo Kuma discusses the setting of the new V&A Dundee and an operator is confirmed for a new hotel at site 6.
10 February 2018: Development Preparation Works at Site 2
Preparation works on the latest multi-use development at Dundee Waterfront are set to get underway
18 January 2018: V&A Dundee Opening Announced
The V&A Dundee announces the opening date of 15th September
5 December 2017: Waterfront Development Contract Award
A contractor is to be appointed to build on land at Site 6, adjacent to the new V&A Museum
21 November 2017: Investors Pack
A new investors brochure is now available to view: Investor Brochure
18 September 2017: Waterfront Tenders
Tenders for work on Dundee Railway Station and consultancy services to support the development of Waterfront Place will be considered by Dundee City Council’s City Development Committee.
14 September 2017: Studio Dundee
Studio Dundee to provide opportunity for the creation and growth of creative talent.
30 June 2017: Sensory Garden Works
A new sensory garden is to be added to Slessor Gardens – with work taking place during July and August 2017.
03 April 2017: Railway Station Cafe Bar Opportunity
One of the most desirable hospitality locations in Scotland – the café bar that will be a stand-out feature of Dundee’s new £18m Railway Station – has been released for occupation by Dundee Waterfront.
20 March 2017: Lane Closure
The west (Perth) bound inside lane of Riverside Esplanade will be closed until the new year while external cladding and landscaping works take place at the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.
27 February 2017: Planning Application Lodged
Robertson Construction (Tayside), in partnership with Dundee City Council, have lodged a planning application for a major mixed-use development opposite the new V&A Museum Design Dundee
6 February 2017: Public Art at the Waterfront.
A new public art exhibition is displayed on the development site hoardings at Site 10.
29 September 2016: Catering operator appointed for V&A Dundee.
Heritage Portfolio has been appointed to run the café, restaurant and events for V&A Museum of Design Dundee,
16 September 2016: Scottish designers take on London Design Festival
Designers based in Scotland are taking over part of the Victoria and Albert Museum at the London Design Festival 2016,
8 September 2016: Dundee Waterfront invites London to take a slice.
Dundee Waterfront team heading to London to showcase the development opportunities in the City
28 July 2016: V&A Dundee announces designers for London Design Festival.
The Scottish designers selected to take part in V&A Dundee’s show as part of the London Design Festival at the V&A have been announced.
24 June 2016: Slessor Gardens Growing Influence.
Local volunteers are working to deliver the gardens at the heart of the central waterfront.
26 May 2016: Railway Station Concourse.
A key stage in the development of the new Dundee railway station concourse has been reached with the installation of more than 40 massive support beams.
24 February 2016: Waterfront's Major Milestone: Road Openings.
After two years of work, the grid pattern of streets and accompanying pavements will become operational on February 26th
11 February 2016: Development Partner announced for Site 6.
Press Release from Robertson Group - Development Partner for Site 6
4 February 2016: Development Partner announced for Site 2.
Press Release from Our Enterprise - Development Partner for Site 2
28 December 2015: Business Interview: Mike Galloway, Dundee City Council.
An interview with Mike Galloway, published in the Scotsman
16 December 2015: Clean Up Contract
Clean up contract goes to local social enterprise.
30 November 2015: South Union Street Works
Temporary closure of South Union Street
2 November 2015: V&A Progress Report
Progress on the construction of the V&A Dundee
30 October 2015: Waterfront Update
Community benefits and interest in development sites
25 October 2015: Waterfront tops £600m investment
In excess of £600m of committed investment has been secured.
13 October 2015: Work begins on Dundee Rail Station
Work begins on Dundee's new 28m Rail Station & Hotel
25 September 2015: Waterfront Recycling
99% of all the excavated materials from the waterfront have been reused.
18 September 2015: V&A Dundee
V&A Dundee celebrated alongside world's most exciting design innovations at London Design Festival
17 August 2015: Waterfront Works
The transformation of Dundee’s waterfront is continuing to take shape as work on two separate elements gets underway.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
28 April 2015: Discovery Walk: Nominations
The Public are being asked to help decide whom to immortalise on Dundee Waterfront
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
Read the Full Press Release Here
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.
Read the Full Press Release Here
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
Read the Full Press Release Here
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
Read the full press release here
24 September 2014: Dundee after a new wave of hospitality on Waterfront
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: http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/dundee/apex-hotels-snap-up-dundee-s-custom-house-1.580656