An empty shop in a Dundee retail park is to be given a new lease of life as an activity centre if plans are approved on Monday.
Dundee City Council’s planning committee has been asked to grant permission to revamp the former Toys R Us at Kingsway West Retail Park.
The unit has been empty since the toy giant went into administration in 2018.
The application, lodged by agent CBRE Limited, has been recommended for approval and includes bowling, which is not currently available in the city.
Soft play, trampolining and bumper cars will also be included as part of the £800,000 investment.
A report prepared for Monday night’s meeting said: “Planning permission is sought for a change of use of unit A1 in the Kingsway West Retail Park from retail to an adventure play and activity centre with an ancillary cafe and dining area.
“The proposal is for the building to accommodate a wide range of indoor family activities to suit a mix of ages and abilities under one roof. The proposed activities include a soft play area, bowling, trampolines, adventure golf, climbing wall, high ropes, sky rider indoor coaster track and spin zone bumper cars.
“The centre will be a unique collection of indoor activities and adventure attractions. The activity-based nature of the centre lends itself to promoting healthy, fun exercise at the same time as bringing families together.
“The development proposals would ensure Kingsway West Retail Park remains competitive at a time when the retail market is facing considerable pressure and retail occupiers for such large units are limited.”
The applicant said the facility would create up to 40 full time jobs and pledged to pay all staff the Living Wage.
The proposed operating hours are Monday to Saturday 8am until 10pm and Sunday 10am until 8pm.
Councillors will also be asked to approve 120 houses at Baldragon Farm on the outskirts of Dundee.
There have been 10 objections to the proposal for detached and semi detached homes, ranging from concerns about wildlife and suggestions the development on what is currently agricultural land, will be detrimental to the environment.
Despite not being in accordance with the council’s local development plan, the application has been recommended for approval by council officers, with conditions, most of which relate to flood prevention.