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.