Vox DundeeWork on a £15 million mixed-use transformation of a former Dundee college will start towards the end of the year after councillors gave their backing for the development.

Property developer Whiteburn Projects said its innovative Vox Dundee development will offer a “dynamic space to work, rest and play”.

The Keppie Design project will see the rebirth of the former college as a mixed-use community on the edge of the city centre, providing 110 flats, workspace and a new café fronting Constitution Road in the city. As well as incredible views over Dundee, residents and workers will enjoy the use of a gym, lounge, cinema / auditorium and extensive landscaped gardens.

Vox Dundee 2The existing college building was formally opened in May 1970 as the Dundee College of Commerce. It overlooks the city and the Tay estuary, and it remained in operation for over 40 years until its closure in 2011.

The developer plans to retain the concrete underpinnings of the building, but will otherwise strip the structure back to its basics before creating a vibrant new scheme.

It’s expected that demolitions and pre-construction work will start towards the end of this year and progress into early next year. The projected first release of apartments for sale is expected in spring 2016.

Eve McCurrich, development manager for developer Whiteburn Projects, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this permission that will transform the former college building and bring such a diverse and interesting development to Dundee. Vox Dundee will offer a development that truly is a dynamic space to work, rest and play.

“Our philosophy at Whiteburn is to create urban spaces that challenge the status quo, and we’re really excited to be able to deliver this new way of city living right in the heart of Dundee. We’re looking forward to getting our pre-construction works underway and delivering this unique concept in the heart of Dundee.”