Dundee’s first Build to Rent development secures green light
The conversion of a former Dundee college building into Build to Rent and Serviced Apartments can begin in earnest after the VOX Dundee project was awarded planning consent by councillors.
Voxcap Investments (Dundee) has appointed Reigart Contracts to undertake enabling works to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Dundee College on Constitution Road.
VOX Dundee will create 111 build-to-rent apartments with car parking and 24 serviced apartments. There are plans for a new café fronting Constitution Road, and the flats will have incredible views over Dundee.
Residents will benefit from a cinema / auditorium, a launderette and an extensive landscaped courtyard. A studio/reception area will facilitate the management of the short stay apartments and ongoing resident support at the development.
Reigart will be responsible for environmental works, which will see the building stripped back to its concrete frame.
The developers behind the project said the news represents “a significant milestone in the regeneration of this iconic building on the Dundee skyline”.
David Kilgour, Whiteburn Project’s director, said: “It is fantastic to finally be in a position to commence works on site. Reigart are an experienced and excellent contractor, who we are looking forward to working with again.”
On completion of the enabling works, the building will be fully renovated and converted into Build to Rent apartments and Serviced Apartments, under the VOX brand. The developer hopes to work with local subcontractors and suppliers to help boost the local economy.
Eve McCurrich, a VOX representative, said: “VOX Dundee will offer people an opportunity to live in this purpose designed and built and professionally managed rental community. The VOX ethos is regeneration and reactivation. I think VOX Dundee will offer an amazing place for people to live, within walking distance of all of the city’s amenities, with a stunning outlook across the city. We are proud to be part of the vibrancy of Dundee’s regeneration.”