Dundee Waterfront Site 17

We’re holding a public consultation in Discovery Point, Dundee on March 5 to hear the views of locals, residents and businesses on our vision for site 17 in the city.

We are working with Dundee architects Nicoll Russell Studios and Dundee City Council in line with its City Waterfront Masterplan – which is a £1billion transformation of the area in a project spanning 30 years.

It’s early days but we have submitted a proposal of application to the Council this week.

The public consultation will be an opportunity to feed into our proposals for the brownfield site which sits to the east of the Tay Bridge.

Located next to the Waterfront, site 17 is located closely to the prestigious V&A Museum of Design and easily accessible to major cycling routes.

Director of Nicoll Russell Studios said: “We are working with Structured House Group on its plans for the redevelopment of the site. We look forward to presenting our designs and ambitions at the public consultation. It is an exciting time to be working to rejuvenate our city and our designs will work to complement the city’s sense of place and identity. We look forward to welcoming residents and businesses to our event.”

Work on a new £20 million hotel and restaurant set for 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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New hotel and restaurant for Dundee

We must have known Dundee was going to be named the must-visit European destination for 2018 by Lonely Planet when we first set our sights on the city for our next project.

Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland after Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has a burgeoning cultural scene and is set to open the first digital design museum, the V&A Museum, this September; in what is a first for Scotland.

The city and its people have ramped up activities in recent years and are shining the spotlight on Dundee and its architecture.

We’re delighted that our next project takes us here to a thriving city.

That is why we are investing £20million in two brand new hotels and a restaurant at Willison House on Barrack Street.

Located on the site of the former Robertson’s House Furnishers store, which stood for 130-years in the city until its closure in 2011, we’re looking forward to breathing new life back into the building which has sadly been neglected now for several years.

Our plans are to restore the distinctive 1930s arc deco façade and refurbish the building, bringing it back to life, back to Dundee, and to Dundeonians. 

The former warehouse will house a ground floor restaurant and three-star hotel as we work with our architects to restore and create a new future for Willison House, one that pays homage to the past and looks to the future.

We’re sure our contribution to Dundee will be popular with visitors as numbers are expected to grow once the V&A officially opens to the public.

There’s certainly a buzz about the place and if you don’t know Dundee yet, you soon will as the city is most definitely on the map and on the up.