Dundee car park to be transformed into green travel hub under new plans

Dundee car park to be transformed into green travel hub under new plans

The redevelopment of the Bell Street car park in Dundee has moved closer as Dundee City Council submitted an application for £7 million worth of works which would see the site become a green travel hub.

The plans would see the conversion of the ground floor of the ageing facility into a mixed-use space, which includes retail and bicycle storage and rental units.

Electric vehicle charging points will be installed on the first to fourth floors, and the roof level of the multi-storey will be fitted with solar panels.

The total value of the work is listed at £7m on the application, with the total project expected to cost in the region of £16m.

When completed, the project will see 350 electric vehicle charging points, car share spaces, and an e-bike hire installed at the site, the Courier reports.

The plans reveal that the car parking capacity in Bell Street would be reduced by around half.

Dundee City Council will fund the project with £14m secured from the UK Government’s Levelling Up fund in January.

Work on the redevelopment could begin as early as next spring, pending approval from councillors, and is expected to take up to two years to complete.

A Dundee City Council spokesperson said: “A report will be brought to Dundee City Council’s fair work, economic growth, and infrastructure committee early next year to provide an update on the development of the green transport hub, and to seek approval to commence the initial enabling works.”

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