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 design proposal is contained within the planning application approved on 5th November 2019, (The full documents can be viewed on Dundee City Council's online planning portal using reference 19/00745/FULL). This identifies the creation of new landscaped public realm area including Active Travel Hub building, hard and soft landscaping, land-forms, water features and an urban beach.
A high quality interactive children's playpark is to be included within the area and this will include a large sculpture of a whale by award winning artist Lee Simmons
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.
Construction of the area is expected to take in excess of 15 months to complete. Dundee City Council acknowledges the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund for funding the Active Travel Hub, the Scottish Futures Trust for funding of the playpark and learning elements and the Scottish Government's investment in this new area of public realm.
Images below from the planning application:
(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.