Keppie has designs on vacant Dundee Waterfront plot

Site 10 of the Dundee Waterfront development project

A mixed use project containing offices hotel and leisure facilities could be developed on a prominent site at Dundee Waterfront under proposals unveiled by Keppie Design.

In its proposal of application notice submitted to Dundee City Council, the architectural practice said it was hoping to introduce a “major development consisting of office space, active ground floor uses, residential units, hotel, leisure and associated vehicular access and car parking spaces” to site 10 of the £1 billion regeneration project.

Site 10 is located in the north eastern area of the Central Waterfront. It benefits from a location overlooking Slessor Gardens, Tay Road Bridge access, Thomson Avenue and Dock Street.

Keppie and has announced it will hold a meeting at Discovery Point on March 28 to discuss the future of the site.

The site is nearby the V&A Dundee Museum (top right) seen here in its early stages of construction

Associate Neil Whatley, who is originally from Dundee, said the firm is prepared for an “open and proactive” conversation with local residents

He told the Evening Telegraph: “We’re still in the pre-application period, which means we have to wait at least 12 weeks before we submit a planning application.

“The upside of that is that we can be open and proactive, and collaborative. The project is still in its early days and we’re looking at a variety of proposals and consulting on a number of options.”

Mr Whatley said that, rather than being a closed-off meeting, the March forum would be a true “consultation” – but added that an appetite for modern offices would not go away.

He added: “There are great opportunities in Dundee, but there are businesses who like the idea of modern, collaborative open workspaces.

“It’s quite possible we’ll be coming along with several options for the site — it’s all just part of what could become a planning application. This is definitely a consultation on the future of this site.”

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