Contentious Dundee office block nears completion
May 1 2019
A contentious Dundee office block endorsed by V&A architect Kengo Kuma following a public backlash is nearing completion.
The Earl Grey Building is the first sight to greet visitors to the city travelling by rail and will include twin ground floor retail/restaurant units and a reception space with five floors of office accommodation stacked above.
Designed by Cooper Cromar Architects the build will offer 58,000sq/ft of floorspace behind an envelope of masonry cladding and glazed curtain walling in an attempt to form a restrained gateway to the V&A itself.
The waterfront build is the first phase of a wider masterplan for ‘site 6’ that will ultimately comprise three additional blocks including a hotel and homes.
The project stands to the west of Slessor Gardens, a planned riverfront park.