Striking new images of Dundee’s Waterfront development have shown work progressing at the city’s urban beach.
The aerial photographs show the ongoing construction on the edge of the River Tay, as part of a £1 billion transformation.
As well as the urban beach, the revamp includes the V&A Dundee design museum, pocket gardens, the new railway station and office buildings.
Construction of the beach was delayed due to coronavirus but resumed in July and is on track to be finished next summer.
As a section of South Castle street was closed, between Riverside Esplanade and Blackwatch Parade, to allow for building work, DC Thomson photographers looked at how the transformation is progressing.
They also took advantage of a big wheel which has been housed in Slessor Gardens during the school half-term to capture aerial shots of the site.
The ride’s opening was delayed on Tuesday as operators forgot to switch off part of the attraction, leaving it drained of power.
After a quick recharge, the wheel was back in motion by 1pm.
The images show the waterfront from above, including the beach progress and the steel framework of a new travel hub.
Mark Flynn, Dundee City Council’s city development convener, said he was confident the beach will be ready to open on time, provided coronavirus does not halt progress again.
“The delay was unfortunate but assuming there are no more lockdowns or extreme weather, it should be ready no late than next summer,” he said.
“The construction team have been really good at getting back up and running quickly and catching up so everything seems to go to plan.
“I saw it myself from the big wheel and you get a totally different perspective of the waterfront from there.
“It’s amazing to see it all coming together. I’m excited about the beach, it will be a nice addition to the waterfront.”
Work is also ongoing at the Slessor Garden “pockets”.
Three plots at the south-east corner of the open-air space are being dug up to complete the squared garden areas.
The west side of Slessor Gardens was completed several years ago, but the south-east corner has not been finished.
The gardens are expected to be similar to the ones already in place elsewhere on the periphery of the popular meeting spot and outdoor venue.
A spokesperson for Dundee City Council said: “Construction works at Waterfront Place are making good progress on both the active travel hub and the general landscaped and beach areas.
“A delay was encountered during the Covid-19 lockdown when the construction site was closed, however following the re-start and re-programming, completion is now expected next summer.
“Finishing work at the site is a fundamental part of the city’s economic recovery plan.”