A Planning application for the development of Site 2 has been approved by Dundee City Council. Site survey works have taken place and it is expected that construction work will commence in 2018.
HTA Design on behalf of Our Enterprise Ltd have proposals for the site, comprising co-working space, known as Studio Dundee; retail units; a cafe; urban offices and apartments. The application can be viewed on Dundee City Council’s planning portal using reference 17/00337/FULM
This project is expected to create up to 100 construction jobs during the build period, with Studio Dundee supporting 250 jobs and attracting a further 150 posts to the City.
Our Enterprise describes the development: "Studio Dundee is designed to retain graduates in the city and showcase the best of Tayside’s creative talent by offering easily accessible workspace with lots of helpful services built into an affordable, monthly membership. There are 117 beautifully designed studio, one and two bedroom apartments to rent along with great communal facilities. There will be a striking retail frontage to showcase the best of Tayside’s creative talent in a development where young entrepreneurs can work, stay and play"
Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at University of Dundee said: "Dundee is a rapidly growing creative economy, and it will be extremely important to retain the best creative graduates in order to maximise the future potential that the city’s international reputation is now presenting. Studio Dundee will provide much needed, affordable accommodation and become a hub of fantastic, creative activities that will undoubtedly make a tremendous improvement with regard to retaining creative graduates from all of the city’s highly-renowned, educational institutions. "It very much supports our vision at Duncan of Jordanstone of being not just Scotland’s leading school of art and design, but further establishing our ambitions to become one of the world’s leading schools, helping us attract the very best talent from both the region and across the world."
Artists impressions provided by the applicant can be viewed below:
Site 2 is located to the north-west of the Central Waterfront between Yeaman Shore and South Marketgait.
Vehicle access is available from Yeaman Shore, the site has been cleared and is currently in use as a temporary car park.
To assist developers, a series of supporting documents have been produced which offer more detailed technical, design and planning guidance. These are:
- Dundee Central Waterfront Masterplan
- Planning and Urban Design Framework
- Site 2 Development Brief
- Strategic Infrastructure Plan (available on request)
- Site 2 Infrastructure Information (available on request)
- Dundee Local Development Plan
- Community Benefit Agreements: During Construction
- Community Benefit Agreements: End User
- Community Benefit Agreements: Living Wage
- Active Ground Floor Development Guidance
The site and its surrounding context can also be viewed by downloading the Dundee Waterfront Interactive Tour App for iPad and Android