Dundee Waterfront office expansion recommended for approval

Dundee Waterfront office expansion recommended for approval

Plans to build a new office and residential block at Dundee Waterfront look set to be approved by councillors next week.

The development at Site 6 would be situated next to Agnes Husband House, home of Social Security Scotland, and across the road from the V&A Dundee.

Planning officers have recommended that members of the council’s planning committee give the green light to the plans when its meets on Monday.

Previously presented as a hotel development, the proposals will now provide a new “Grade A” office development, residential units and associated vehicular access and car parking spaces. The project would also include two retail units on the ground floor.

Dundee Waterfront office expansion recommended for approval

A report to be presented to the committee states: “The adjacent office building on Site 6 and the underconstruction office building at Greenmarket are put forward as good indicators that a market exists for Grade A office space in central Dundee which has attracted both public and private sector interest.

“The development of new Grade A office space would therefore help to meet some of the demand for such office space in the city and as was demonstrated with the current Greenmarket development of Grade A offices, help to retain major employers in the city.”

The plans have been drafted by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Robertson Construction.

Dundee Waterfront office expansion recommended for approval

The proposal is adjacent to Agnes Husband House

In the application, the architects wrote: “Site 6 commands a prominent location and will be highly visible from a large number of key locations in and around the waterfront area.

“The proposed buildings should provide bold landmark designs that will create a strong identity for the Waterfront and address the approaching vistas, which in turn will aid wayfinding within this new area of the city centre.”

The project team also includes project manager Ryden, MEP and fire engineer Atelier Ten and structural & civil engineers Goodson Associates.

If approved, construction is expected to begin in early 2023.

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