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October 7 2020

Discovery Point turnaround plan to connect with Dundee Waterfront

Dundee Heritage Trust and Aim Design have come together to oversee the refurbishment and extension of the Discovery Point museum and visitor centre.

Planned interventions will create a total of five new and renovated tourist attractions within the waterfront attraction, home to Captain Scott's research ship, RRS Discovery while attaining the highest BREEAM In-Use rating possible.

Works will centre on preserving the existing stone and zinc fabric of the 1992 landmark, upgrading energy systems and introducing a central corridor, opening up through views from the entrance to a zinc-clad extension offering 180-degree views of the River Tay.

Housing a conference and events space as well as food retail the addition will help diversify and broaden the tourist attractions appeal.

Ged Young of Aim Design commented: “Buildings of this nature certainly have their challenges, ensuring reduction in CO2 emissions is critical for our future. We must seek wherever possible to improve rather than replace our present building stock. The proposals at Discovery Point capitalise on its prominent south-facing prospect combining fabric improvements with renewable energy and passive energy solutions to drive down CO2 levels.”

A permanent climate change gallery will also be created by utilising void space on the first floor and repurposing offices. This will be joined by another attraction housed within the dome, providing visitors with an overdue opportunity to sample unrestricted panoramic views of the city.

A permanent climate change gallery will celebrate the scientific value of research conducted by RSS Discovery in Antarctica
A permanent climate change gallery will celebrate the scientific value of research conducted by RSS Discovery in Antarctica
An upgraded reception will carry views straight through to the Tay estuary
An upgraded reception will carry views straight through to the Tay estuary

The landmark dome will be opened to the public for the first time as an attraction in its own right
The landmark dome will be opened to the public for the first time as an attraction in its own right
Work to Discovery Point will complement the tourism offer of the emerging Dundee Waterfront
Work to Discovery Point will complement the tourism offer of the emerging Dundee Waterfront

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