A Planning application for the development of Waterfront Place as parkland has been approved. The full documents can be viewed on Dundee City Council's online planning portal using reference 18/00124/FULL
Waterfront Place is to be constructed at the edge of the River Tay. This area will be located between Slessor Gardens/Riverside Esplanade and Black Watch Parade: a walk/cycleway alongside the River Tay.
The current design identifies a landscaped area complete with an urban beach and boardwalk overlooking the River Tay. Raised landscaped mounds echo the coastal geography of dunes: providing shelter from the sea breeze and a location for a potential cafe facility as well as informal areas to relax or to host smaller scale outdoor events.
Routes through the site allow for ease of pedestrian access and also cater for cyclists using the National Cycle Network and Dundee's Green Circular cycleway which is located on the adjacent Black Watch Parade.
It is envisaged that Waterfront Place could contain an active travel hub. This facility may be associated with a cafe which will have a strong connection to the promotion and uptake of active and low carbon travel options. Possible activities operated from the facility may include: walking/cycling tours; cycle maintenance workshops and training; cycle hire and other events.
Further design work will be undertaken during 2018 and early 2019 with a view to having a final design in place to permit the start of construction in mid 2019. Construction of the area is expected to be complete in 2020.
(July 2018) : As the V&A Dundee nears completion the site clearance work has started. This allows for the preparation of the site and the construction of Black Watch Parade - a combined walkway/cycleway adjacent to the River Tay.