Developers want to build a second hotel within a stone’s throw of the V&A in Dundee.
A proposal of application notice has been submitted to Dundee City Council for a mixed development including offices, hotels, housing and shops on waterfront site 12, which lies directly west of the Tay Road Bridge exit ramp.
The development – which could see buildings up to seven storeys tall – would be adjacent to the urban beach planned for the waterfront if a full application is submitted and approved by Dundee City Council’s planning committee.
A luxury hotel, operated by Marriott, is also planned for site six, which stands directly opposite V&A.
The proposal of application notice was submitted to Dundee City Council by Glasgow-based design agency Keppie on behalf of Dawn Developments Ltd.
The application states the plans are for a “mixed development including offices, hotels, housing and ground floor commercial units with parking and associated works.”
According to the Dundee Waterfront development brief, buildings on the site would be between five and seven storeys tall.
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Those on the side of the rectangular plot of land closest to the V&A would be limited to five storeys tall.
It adds: “Site 12 commands a very prominent location within the central waterfront development and will be highly visible from a number of key locations in and around the waterfront area.
“Alongside the V&A Museum of Design,the building will help redefine the riverfront edge and act as an additional gateway building to the city when arriving via the Tay Road Bridge.
“Site 12 will also act as a counterpoint to the V&A, helping to define the central open space.
“As such, a bold and ambitious design will be required to reinforce the city’s ambitions as an emerging international city and to provide a distinctive entry to the city.”
It concludes: “Given the prominence of the site and the need to create attractive links between the Central Waterfront and City Quay; the situation calls for ambitious and inventive design solutions which support the desire to create a positive, welcoming and active environment in this area.”
Plans for the £1 billion redevelopment of Dundee Waterfront were drawn up 20 years ago and work began in 2001.
It is expected to take 30 years to complete the transformation of the waterfront.