The British Council for Offices (BCO) came to Scotland this month to host an event looking at the regeneration of Dundee.
Over 100 students from the University of Dundee and Abertay University participated in a BCO NextGen session where a range of ideation exercises generated their unique insights into how they imagine the workplace will look and operate in 2035.
The sell-out afternoon session brought 50 property industry representatives together for a presentation on the regeneration of Dundee’s Waterfront. Led by Allan Watt from Dundee City Council, with input from Ryden's Bill Marley, the group heard about the £1 billion transformation project and the positive development projects currently taking place across the cultural, office, residential and transport sectors.
Site 6 of the Dundee Waterfront will be the next of the serviced development plots to be built. Project managed by Ryden the commercial element it is set to become a hotel and office development.
David Moore, Project Manager at Ryden said: “It is very exciting to be involved in the delivery of a 150-bed four star hotel and new office development on Site 6 for Dundee City Council. The site occupies a strategically important gateway position opposite V&A Dundee and close to the new station. Works are due to commence in January 2018.”
Peter I'Anson, Office Agency Partner at Ryden and Scottish Committee Member of the BCO added: “The striking new office on Site 6, designed by Cooper Cromar, will offer 57,425 sq ft of office space over six floors along with two retail/leisure units totalling 7,922 sq ft on the ground floor. The building is being designed to secure high environmental credentials aiming for a BREEAM excellent and an EPC A rating. Ryden is delighted to be involved in this opportunity and the overall regeneration of the Waterfront.”