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Work begins on Dundee’s District 10 creative hub

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March 12 2013

Work begins on Dundee’s District 10 creative hub
Maxi Construction has commenced work on a £1.7m creative industries hub at Seabraes Yard on Dundee’s waterfront following the selection of aim architects as the winning design team.

District 10 will offer flexible office and networking space in a modular build comprising prefabricated elements built from a series of recycled shipping containers and will be delivered to BREEAM Excellent standard.

Bankrolled by Scottish Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund, Tayside charity Matthew Trust and the Scottish Government the scheme is expected to be complete by summer 2014.

Scottish Enterprise director of business infrastructure, Allan McQuade, said, “Dundee already has a fantastic reputation for creative companies developing innovative products, like the record-breaking Minecraft for XBox 360 from 4J Studios and Brightsolid’s work on findmypast.com, as well as being the birthplace of The Beano and Lemmings game.

“District 10 has been designed specifically to meet the needs of these early stage businesses in the sector that require flexible accommodation which will allow them to grow as part of a vibrant creative industries community.”

The project team includes quantity surveyor Christie & Partners, structural engineer Fairhurst and service engineers BBHP.

2 Comments

wonky
#1 Posted by wonky on 12 Mar 2013 at 16:08 PM
Is that Lance Armstrong at the front of the picture?
Nice
#2 Posted by Nice on 22 Apr 2013 at 18:39 PM
These buildings look like the 80's version of the future. Awful, ugly and urban getto. Seriously - shipping containers? Don't build them! Please!

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