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 initial design concept, approved with the planning application (The full documents can be viewed on Dundee City Council's online planning portal using reference 18/00124/FULL) 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 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.
Waterfront Place will contain an active travel hub. This facility 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.
A high quality interactive children's playpark is also expected to be included within the area. An open invitation to tender for the design of the interactive play area is currently available on Public Contracts Scotland.
Further design work will be undertaken during 2019 with a view to having a final design in place to permit the start of construction in late 2019. Construction of the area is expected to take in the region of 15 months to complete.
(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.