PLANS FOR INVESTMENT IN DUNDEE

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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SUPPORT GATHERED FOR PROPOSAL

Together with Scotmid, we held two public Information Days last week on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 November in Gorgie Road to showcase to residents and local businesses our revised plans for a new state-of-the-art store and managed student accommodation.

Our plans will see an investment of £15million in the area and secure a new partnership with Scotmid. We welcomed the positive response we received from those we spoke to and those who attended our information sessions. Read more in the Edinburgh Evening Reporter.

The refreshed plans received the support of more than 100 local residents and businesses at the two-day event. Changes included a reduction in the amount of student accommodation by almost 10% and a significant reduction in the scale of the development.

The original public consultation took place in March and, following comments from the Edinburgh Urban Design Panel and the Planning Department, we were eager to showcase the updated plans to the local community.

The development will be the first of its kind in Scotmid’s 159-year-history – something that the Society’s Head of Property, Development and Facilities Maurissa Fergusson was keen to share with the local community.

Maurissa said: “It is very important to us at Scotmid and our partners in the development, Structured House Group that we listen, respond and share our revised plans with the local community, residents, the Community Council, local businesses and our staff at Gorgie Road.

“We are encouraged by the response we’ve had and the support of more than 100 voices from the local community to our revised plans. Scotmid has served the local community for more than 150 years and our aim is to continue to do so and bring added investment and benefit to the area.

“Community is at the heart of everything we do and by listening and responding to those we serve, we will continue to engage with everyone throughout this progress as we hope to bring a considerable investment and a new state-of-the-art store to the local community.”

Brian Smith, Operations Director at Structured House Group, added: . We were encouraged to hear from all those who visited us over the two days and to share our plans for the proposed managed apartments and what we hope this can bring to the local area.”

To view the plans for the new fit-for-purpose Scotmid (4500 sqft) with 139 student apartments go to 18/03365/FUL

RESIDENTS INVITED TO INFO DAYS

Residents in Gorgie are invited to attend Public Information Days at Stenhouse Church of Scotland on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 November (2pm-7pm) held by Scotmid and Structured House Group to discuss revised plans for the proposed redevelopment of the existing store.

The draft plans that were submitted in July for a mixed-use proposal for the site of the store with managed student accommodation have been amended after input and feedback following the public consultation.

Alongside Manson Architects and Scotmid, Structured House Group has worked closely with Edinburgh City Council and were receptive to feedback from the Edinburgh Urban Design Renewal and the Planning Department about reducing the amount of student apartments by almost 10%.

This development will be the first of its kind in Scotmid’s 159-year history – something that excites the Society’s Head of Property, Development and Facilities, Maurissa Fergusson.

Maurissa Fergusson said: “We’re excited about the plans for the new store and we want to share this information with the local community.

“The proposed state-of-the-art store will include the latest CO2 refrigerant and energy-saving technologies as well as a new expanded range of popular products.

“We’re proud to be at the heart of the Gorgie landscape and we’ve served the local community for over 150 years – our aim is for that to continue with an improved state-of-the-art store that the area can be proud of.

“Scotmid’s core purpose has always been to serve our communities and improve people’s everyday lives, so we understand how vital it is for the local community to be engaged during every step of the process.

“We look forward to welcoming everybody from the Gorgie area to these Public Information Days, so that we can share information, ideas and co-operate fully to ensure this project is beneficial to the local community.”

Brian Smith, Operations Director at Structured House Group which will also manage the student accommodation, said: “By amending our proposals, we have taken on board the feedback received from experts and Edinburgh Urban Design Panel.

Our ambitions continue to be to invest in the city and to work in partnership with Scotmid to enhance an important local store for the community with the added benefit of bringing more customers through our student footfall.

“Our student residence will be managed by our in-house property-arm BOHO to ensure that we build for the long-term, get to know our neighbours, and are an integral part of the local community.

“Our refreshed proposals strive to meet the needs of the local community and address any issues raised. We look forward to bringing economic benefits and new investment of £15million to the city while enhancing the character and appearance of Gorgie Road.”

Manson Architects has worked to incorporate the new state-of-the-art store with a mixture of studio and cluster type apartments with 100% cycle storage and amenity space.

FIRST GLIMPSE INSIDE £40M DEVELOPMENT

Our new Glasgow-based property management company BOHO has released a first glimpse inside the £40m GDV Scotway House development.

BOHO has been set up by Structured House Group (shg) to manage our portfolio of properties including student, hotel and residential developments.

Our flagship development is Scotway House alongside Glasgow’s historic harbour and the former site of Meadowside Shipyard office.

BOHO will manage and run the building which will house around 400 students when it opens its doors in September 2019. A first glimpse inside the modern, tech-savvy and character-filled property has been released today with CGI images of what students can expect as it launches its booking service for academic year 2019.

Craig Inglis, CEO of Structured House Group, said: “It is important to us that we not only build but manage the properties we develop. Scotway House will be home to the next generation of changemakers along the Clydeside and we want our residents to have a great experience, to socialise, and to thrive in the city. BOHO, our in-house property management arm, will ensure we can create the communities we wish to build, get to know our neighbours, and look after our residents.”

BOHO is working with award-winning KKA Interior on the interior design of a three-storey dedicated study and socialising space within the property. Scotway House will also offer residents spacious rooms (15-51m2) with superfast wi-fi throughout, River Clyde views, a roof terrace, cinema, gym, group and private study pods, courtyard garden, group cooking, dining area and TV/gaming area.

Christine Young, BOHO Operations Director, said “We want Scotway House to have personality and to be a place where everyone feels at home. With the best study and social spaces and most up-to-date technology, our residents can get together to study, cook, eat, socialise or just relax in this stunning building. We’re looking forward to opening our doors in September 2019 and welcoming people to our thriving city.”

 

Scotway House will open for the new academic year beginning September 2019. To find out more about booking go to www.atboho.com

 

NEW HIGH STREET STRATEGY WELCOMED

As a major stakeholder on the High Street with our Merchant Residential proposals at the gateway to the City, we welcome the new High Street Strategy to reinvigorate the area.

Our ambitions continue to be to regenerate the site and a new focus and Strategy on the area can only be a positive for the city and the residents.

We are continuing to work with Glasgow City Council on our new proposals for residential accommodation, which will be looked after by our in-house management-team BOHO – as we build for the long-term.

We are hoping to invest £40million in Merchant Residential with the potential for a minimum of 500 jobs on site.

 

We look forward to sharing our new plans and the progress we have made with Glasgow City Council planners in the near future. We will continue to keep the local community updated as we progress through planning. If you would like to know more or feedback your views, let us know by contacting glasgow@iceniprojects.com.

Read Glasgow City Council’s High Street Strategy