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Dundee marina plan brings total waterfront investment tally to £600m

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October 27 2015

Dundee marina plan brings total waterfront investment tally to £600m
Dundee Waterfront has announced that a total of £600m of investment has been secured for a raft of projects in the city; including a new marina; railway station, hotel and retail; Hilton Hampton hotel; homes by H&H Properties; a Seabraes pedestrian bridge and offices; expansion of Dundee Science Centre and the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee.

The milestone figure coincides with a series of roadshows taking place in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh designed to drum up further investor and developer interest in the regeneration programme.

Mike Galloway, director of city development with Dundee City Council said: “We are keen to encourage sustainable, design-led development that reflects Dundee’s status as the UK’s first Unesco City of Design. Most of the land in 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.  We are also open to joint ventures so would encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to contact us with their concepts.”

The first stop on the investment roadshow will take place in Aberdeen on 5 November.
This link bridge will connect the Seabraes creative hub to the waterfront
This link bridge will connect the Seabraes creative hub to the waterfront

10 Comments

ella h
#1 Posted by ella h on 27 Oct 2015 at 09:48 AM
I really hope this is well spent. Such a good opportunity. Please do not copy other waterfronts in Scotland and avoid dominating the place with car parking, a a la transport museum. You can do it Dundee!!
Alan Gilzean
#2 Posted by Alan Gilzean on 27 Oct 2015 at 10:30 AM
@#1 Strongly agreed. Unless there is the absolutely necessary provision of designed/integrated underground/multi-storey car parking you will be looking at a failed environment and experience.

Bugger the Athens of the North. I would suggest humbly and strongly that there is no reason why Dundee can't learn from the whole Marseille roadside/quayside/infrastructure and Mucem experience and become the Marseille of the North.

Fanciful? Why not!? What else is there to do!? Anyone for a peh?
ella h
#3 Posted by ella h on 27 Oct 2015 at 12:15 PM
Well said Alan. Marseille is a fantastic example of what could be achieved.
Dennis Le Menace
#4 Posted by Dennis Le Menace on 27 Oct 2015 at 13:24 PM
Yes they do say that Dundee is the Marseille of the North.
Marseillaise
#5 Posted by Marseillaise on 27 Oct 2015 at 13:25 PM
Marseille.... Really? Have any of you lot ever actually been to Marseille? Oh Putain!
ella h
#6 Posted by ella h on 27 Oct 2015 at 14:01 PM
Yes, twice actually and the waterfront is truly great. The quality of new buildings is amazing.
Big Chantelle
#7 Posted by Big Chantelle on 27 Oct 2015 at 14:28 PM
Marseille?

Wit ur yoo lot on aboot. Whit is this obsession yoo lefties have with referencing things ye hink ur cool and edgy but are actually hideous an using it as the blueprint to 'develop' place makin'? Why is that the focus uv yer regeneration schemes fur Dundee? Why?

How about just building things which are essential -- schools, retail, museums etc but doing so with integrity and beauty? Doin' so in a way that please people -- the poeple who actually live there and not some hipster with a man-bun acting az a cultural-commentator on wit is right and wrang wae today's cities.

Dundee hiz a lot of beautiful stone built architecture awready built. Quaint. Nicely proportioned. It doesnae need to be patronised wae trynae tae act like Marseille -- which is an actual dump in maste parts.

But you concrete lovin' modernists want to "make Dundee like Marseilles" aw becoz you read an article on twitter saying how cool Marseille wiz and hink tae yersel, "aw, wouldnae it be great if some of this supposed Marseille swag was given tae Dundee". You associate development wae imposing trashy liberal art and culture ontae places.

And it's becoz of you lot Dundee is getting a big Jenga block museum on its waterfront. Wonky angles. Weird spaces. The usual lefty stuff.

Why no take inspiration frum yer aen success stories? Broughty ferry anyone? Or is that too traditional an lackin' in the white render, zinc-clad roof aesthetic fur you lot?
Big Chantelle's Ma
#8 Posted by Big Chantelle's Ma on 27 Oct 2015 at 14:39 PM
Oi Big Chantelle! Get here now. You have forgotten to take your meds again. Each time you forgo them you know you start making spurious, nonsensical, rambling and repetitive claims. The good people have had enough of your tosh.
Robert
#9 Posted by Robert on 27 Oct 2015 at 17:09 PM
That's a lot of yachts! There aren't that many on the Tay as it isn't that great for anything other than club dinghy and small keel boat sailing and is a long way from the sea for cruising yachts. Add to that the cost of operating a lock entrance to the harbour and it just doesn't seem viable as a marina.
Scott
#10 Posted by Scott on 27 Oct 2015 at 21:44 PM
You can't force a place to be something it's not? Whatever they build needs to be sustainable

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