Plans to convert the former Robertson’s Furniture Store on Barrack Street revealed.

We announced in the Dundee Evening Telegraph our plans to convert the former furniture store, which has lain empty for many years, into our first BOHO hotel in the UK.

The Hotel will see the creation of a 215 bed hotel with plans to retain and restore the 1930’s arc deco façade.

Our chief executive Craig Inglis revealed that our ties with the city go from strength to strength with our first hotel expected to open in 2020 with plans in place to develop further in the city .

“We are progressing with our plans to invest £20m on the site of the former Robertson’s furniture store on Barrack Street since receiving planning permission early this year. Dundee is a thriving City and with the opening of the V&A we expect our new hotel and restaurant to be a welcome addition to what the City has to offer.”

“We have been working with experts to preserve the existing art deco facade and retain the character of the building to bring this development site back to Dundee and to Dundonians. The next stage of our development will be the appointment of a contractor which will bring construction jobs to the city with an expected start date of early next year.”

“In terms of jobs, we are looking at 12 internal staff, while the restaurant will be 18-24 staff. That doesn’t include local suppliers and service providers.”

“There are already other BOHO developments but this will be the first BOHO hotel in the UK.”

BOHO also manage Scotway House – a new 399 bed student accommodation development in Glasgow’s West End – located close to the University of Glasgow and due to open in 2019.

BOHO Dundee is set to open in 2020.

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