Office-led build to heal Dundee streetscape
April 23 2021
Plans for a major office-led development in Dundee have emerged at the hands of Haus Collective, who have been briefed to deliver a 75,000sq/ft office block alongside 16 apartments.
Both elements will be delivered as two separate buildings rising above a continuous parade of ground floor commercial units. Led by Ayr-based Crucible Alba Group Greenmarket Dundee will rise on a 0.9ha car park in Seabraes, close to the city's main train station, to create a landmark development that helps to re-establish a streetscape and a visual link to the emerging waterfront masterplan.
Outlining their chosen approach Haus wrote: "The building is designed as a pavilion that can be viewed in the round but integrated within the urban grain through a sensitive approach to massing, activated ground floor retail frontage along West Marketgait and the 5 storey residential / office building that addresses the delicate junction between historic Nethergate and West Marketgait.
"The public realm is carefully designed to provide useful external space supporting the proposed ground-floor retail active frontage, addressing the challenging topography at the corner of West Marketgait / Greenmarket and provides the setting for the new development."
The office section of the build will employ a masonry finish with lightweight metal cladding to the upper floors while its residential neighbour takes its cue from a B-listed Nethergate building with a recessed facade and defined pend access maintaining uninterrupted views of its stone detailing.
I'm sorry but is half of Dundee city centre not currently sitting empty?"
No. There actually isn't much grade A office space available at all.
However, it will be good to have that stretch of road developed as it is a bit of an eyesore at the moment.
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