Revised hotel and student plans to retain facade of Dundee furniture building

Robertson’s DundeePlans have been submitted to build a hotel and student halls at the site of a former Dundee furniture store.

The £20 million proposals for the former Robertson’s furniture store in Barrack Street will also include a licensed restaurant unit with associated facilities and ancillary works.

The B-listed art deco building has been derelict since Robertson’s closed in 2011 after trading in Dundee for more than 100 years.

More than 700 people signed a petition calling for the building to be saved, after an initial application showed the developers planned to demolish it entirely.

McInally Associates Ltd, who submitted the application on behalf of Structured House Group, said there would now be a “substantial retention” of the iconic facade and four levels of the shop’s front would remain.

Alastair Cook, a spokesman for Structured House Group, told the Evening Telegraph: “The key message I want to get across is that we’ve listened.

“This is a new plan with a new architect. We’re taking a fresh approach. There’s no point in pushing something that nobody wants.”

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