Dudhope Castle to be sold off by Dundee City Council

Dundee City Council members are to be asked to approve the listing of Dudhope Castle for sale next week.

The castle, which is one of Dundee’s oldest buildings, will be marketed as a potential hotel, housing or office development.

A report by Robin Presswood, the council’s executive director of city development, said Dudhope Castle is “surplus to requirements”.

The report said: “Preliminary discussions have taken place with the planning service, regarding possible future uses of Dudhope Castle, to ensure it will maintain the historic features of the castle.

“The subjects are likely to be suitable for redevelopment as hotel, offices, serviced apartments, or residential.

“Redevelopment of the subjects will ensure the condition and integrity of the building does not deteriorate over time and secures the long-term future of an important heritage building.”

Most recently, the castle used as civil offices for the council but was vacated in 2018, The Evening Telegraph reports.

The castle’s grounds are maintained by volunteer group Friends of Dudhope Park.

The Dundee City Council committee will be asked to approve marketing the castle for sale on Monday.

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