A former Job Centre in Dundee is set to be turned into flats.
Planning permission has been secured for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) building in Gellatly Street to be converted into 38 homes.
The development will include a five-storey extension with affordable properties and 30 parking spaces under the flats.
Dundee-based McGill Homes bought the property for £500,000 at auction in May 2019 and permission was granted this week.
Graeme Carling, chief executive of United Capital, the parent company of McGill, said the conversion will bring “much-needed” construction jobs to the city.
“After a 14-month process, we are delighted to finally receive full planning permission on our Gellatly Street development,” he said.
“This development will see new affordable housing built in the city centre and will create new, and much needed building jobs in Dundee.
“When we bought this building in May 2019, with our partners at Cater Homes, we were excited by the opportunity to breathe life back into this dis-used building.
“I am looking forward to seeing the work get started.”
McGill Homes was formed when Broughty Ferry businessman Mr Carling bought collapsed construction firm McGills out of administration.
The firm previously pledged that city workers will be prioritised for the new jobs in a recruitment drive, with plans for an apprenticeship scheme.
The development will be the first in Dundee for Aberdeen-based Cater Homes.
The 17,000 square-foot site sits on the corner of Gellatly Street and Dock Street on the A92. It forms part of Dundee’s waterfront campus, which is currently going through a £1 billion redevelopment.
Cater Homes director Steve Choi said: “Everyone at Cater Homes is excited to have received full planning permission.
“We are looking forward to working with McGill and playing our role in the continued development of Dundee’s Waterfront.”