New planning guidance issued for Dundee Waterfront
Dundee City Council has published new planning and design guidelines that will provide the framework for the new buildings in the £1 billion waterfront development following the completion of most of the infrastructure work.
Architects, designers, planners and investors are being encouraged to work in partnership with the city council on the design and development of the waterfront. The guides will provide planning, design and infrastructure guidance for the Central Waterfront area and for each individual site and will steer investors, developers and their advisers in the design of the building projects for the £1 billion regeneration.
Mike Galloway, executive director of city development with Dundee City Council, said the objective is to encourage sustainable, design-led development that reflects Dundee’s status as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.
He said: “The guides will help investors gain an understanding of our approach to development, and how they can partner with us as Dundee Waterfront expands. Almost all of the land within the Central Waterfront is owned by Dundee City Council, so we can work in partnership with investors and take a long-term holistic approach to development to get the best for the city. We are also open to joint ventures so would encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to explore potential opportunities with us.”
Developer Alan Caldwell said: “Dundee is moving ahead at a rapid rate and we are aware that local and inward investors like ourselves are being attracted to the opportunities in the Waterfront and the wider city region. This helpful framework will ensure the design and development process is efficient and effective for all parties.”
Dundee Waterfront continues to progress to plan and on schedule. A number of new buildings are already being developed, including H&H Properties residential development, the new railway station and V&A Dundee. A growing number of investment enquiries from businesses and entrepreneurs – many new to the city – is expected to result in a range of new enterprises opening during the next few years. The Dundee Central Waterfront Planning and Design Guidance for each site can be downloaded via www.dundeewaterfront.com/zones/central, via the recently released 3d app which allows users to navigate through the various development sites or from below.