Art centre plans submitted for historic Dundee Post Office

Dundee Post Office arts centrePlans to create a centre of excellence for performing and visual arts on the site of Dundee’s former Head Post Office have now been submitted to the local authority.

Serving as a home for the High School of Dundee’s art, music, drama and home economics departments, the development will incorporate a range of studio, performance and practice spaces as well as a signature spiral staircase which will be cast in-situ.

Page\Park Architects have been appointed to oversee the work, which calls for restoration and conversion of the existing building alongside construction of a feature entrance and circulation space on the site of a 1960s loading bay.

Dundee Post Office arts centre2A gala dinner at the Palace of Westminster in July gave those in attendance the chance to learn more about the school’s plans to transform the building, acquired by the school in 2013.

The evening marked the beginning of a drive to raise funds for the campaign, which will run until 2020.

Built in 1898 in the French Renaissance style, the city’s historic former Head Post Office had lain unused prior to its purchase by the school.

Work to complete the new centre is expected to carry through until 2020.

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