BT wins planning permission for Dundee city centre offices
Building work on a new office development in Dundee for 1,000 BT staff will begin later this year after approval was granted by the local authority.
About this development:
- Authority:Dundee City
- Type:Residential, Commercial, Leisure
- Team:Haus Architects (architect / lead consultant), Gardiner & Theobald (project manager / quantity surveyor), Crucible Alba Group (developer), Goodson Associates (structural & civil engineer / transportation & highways), DSSR (mechanical & electrical engineer / BREEAM consultant), Hirst (landscape architect), Savills (town planning consultant), Hoare Lea (microclimatic studies)
Planned by Crucible Alba Group, and unveiled in SCN in April, the new development will be at West Marketgait in the heart of the city centre, offering office, residential and retail use across two buildings.
Under the plans designed by HAUS Collective, the first 75,000sq/ft building will provide high-quality office accommodation as well as 100 employee and visitor bicycle parking provision, two commercial units fronting West Marketgait, external breakout spaces at ground and first floor with 20 car parking spaces. The residential building will house 16 apartments with 100% resident bicycle parking provision and two further commercial units fronting Nethergate and WestMarketgait.
Jane Wood, BT Group Scotland director, said: “We’re really pleased that Dundee City Council approved planning permission for our new, multi-million-pound office.
“We know our investment, right at the heart of the city centre, will be welcomed by both our 1,000 colleagues in Dundee and the local community.
“We’ll work with partners on finalising our plans before building work starts later this year.”
The new development is due to be ready in 2023.