Dundee’s new £38m railway station entrance has finally opened, providing a new gateway into the city. The building represents a watershed moment for Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront regeneration scheme, which has seen older buildings demolished and roads rearranged with the aim of encouraging new investment in the city.
The new train station, a five-storey building with views over the River Tay and the new V&A Museum of Design Dundee, took two-and-a-half years to complete and also includes a 120-bed Sleeperz Hotel, café bar, retail units and office/leisure space.
Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health and Sport said: “The revitalised Dundee Station creates a gateway to the city and is an excellent example of how the industry can work in partnership with the public and private sector to deliver to wider regeneration goals. It is also delivering additional benefits through significantly increased cycle facilities, providing cycling capability to all parts of the Waterfront Development.
Ryden was appointed letting agent for Dundee Central Waterfront, a development of 155,824 sq m of floorspace across nine sites. The plan includes 89,282 sq m of commercial property, 42,155 sq m of residential property and 4,095 sq m of hotels, with other areas allocated to a variety of uses such as retail and licensed & leisure.
Bill Marley, Development Agency Partner at Ryden, has been working closely with Dundee City Council to market the range of opportunities. He also explained: "In addition to the new station, hotel, restaurant and retail accommodation delivered in the heart of Dundee, the city will benefit from additional train services on the near future. Progress is also evident on adjacent sites which will deliver a variety of residential units, office accommodation and a mix of ground floor commercial units."
The transformation of Dundee Waterfront is a joint venture between Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.