Dundee company McGill Homes has announced plans to convert a former JobCentre into homes after purchasing the B-listed building in a deal worth more than £500,000.
The company will require planning permission before work can begin to convert the former Department of Work and Pensions building, which stands on the corner of Dock Street and Gellatly Street.
McGill Homes was formed when Broughty Ferry businessman Graeme Carling bought collapsed construction firm McGills out of administration.
Mr Carling said: “We are excited to make this acquisition and announcement, which will confirm our intent to refocus McGill Homes on conversions rather than new builds.
“We looked at the site a number of months ago, and it is the perfect project for our business.
“Although McGill works across the country, it is great to announce our first major development in Dundee, and be part of the continued re-development of our waterfront.
Mr Carling said plans for the conversion will be submitted to Dundee City Council over the coming weeks.
McGill chairman, Syd Fudge added: “The project will convert the existing commercial property into residential units and work has already started to set out our plans for the development.
“It is a fantastic site in a prominent waterfront location and our development will maintain the stunning features of the building.
“These types of conversions are a typical development for McGill Homes and we are already in discussion to acquire similar development sites both in the city and around the country.”
McGill Homes bought the building for £515,000.
The JobCentre closed in 2011 with services transferring to the current JobCentre at the Wellgate.
Building contractor McGill went into administration in February this year.
NEarly 400 staff lost their jobs as a result of the firm’s collapse.
Mr Carling agreed to purchase the company in March and has recruited a number of tradespeople who lost their jobs when the firm went into administration.