As a maze of roads and building sites, Dundee’s Waterfront doesn’t yet look much like the 1 billion development it has always been promised to be.
However, new images and details have emerged to give Dundonians a detailed insight into the city’s spectacular future.
Artists’ impressions have been produced to show some of the buildings that city chiefs want to see built on the banks of the Tay.
In addition, more details have become available to potential developers on the opportunities that exist at the Waterfront. The 1bn redevelopment is around halfway through its 30-year cycle, with much of the work now focused on the Central Waterfront where the new V&A museum will sit as the centrepiece in just a few years.
The museum will be surrounded by offices, shops, bars and restaurants.
Some of the plots are already being marketed, but the most significant ones at the centre of the redevelopment are in the throes of being completed.
The Tele looked in more detail at how some of the plots could develop in the coming years.
Among the most prominent is site six located to the south-west of the central open space and immediately north of the V&A site.
Measuring more than 5,000 square metres, developments there are expected to include commercial/office or hotel space facing the southern boulevard.
Council chiefs want flats to be built on upper floors, overlooking the central open space. The site is due for completion in March next year.
And that’s a theme that continues throughout several of the other plots that are under development at the Waterfront.
Site 10, the north-eastern plot at the central Waterfront, has been divided into eight separate plots to provide a “variation of development” within the site.
It benefits from a location overlooking the central open space, the Tay Road Bridge, the northern boulevard and Dock Street.
It could host commercial and office space, and flats, and work to prepare the site for development has been completed.
South of it is site 11, which will have similar uses to site 10 and could be ready by August.
Meanwhile, at site 12 at the south-east of the Central Waterfront site, next to the Tay Road Bridge offices are set to be built with views over the V&A and proposed water feature on the river’s edge, also with an August completion date.
Site 17 is situated between the Tay Road Bridge access and the Apex City Quay Hotel. To the north is the historic Custom House, which will become a hotel after being bought by Apex. The site is considered suitable for developments of up to six storeys and ideally suited to commercial, office or hospitality, exhibition and conference services
On the shoreline between the road bridge and the Dundee One office buildings is site 18 which is largely occupied by the bridge management offices and a maintenance storage yard and it will also offer up development opportunities further down the line.
Site five is to the west of the central open space and north of the city’s new railway station. The site will offer the chance to construct six-storey commercial and office building, with the likes of restaurants, cafes and speciality shopping outlets on the bottom floor. The plot should be available by March next year.
And between Yeaman Shore and South Marketgait, the current site of a car park, it’s hoped offices or a hotel could be built there. The plot site two is available now.