The development of a Waterfront site has taken a step forward following the first of several public consultation events.
Officials behind plans for Site 12 held the showcase at Dundee railway station and took feedback from the public on their early proposals.
Site 12 lies in the south-eastern corner of the Central Waterfront, immediately to the west of the Tay Road Bridge off-ramp.
Much like other sites in the redevelopment, it will be a mixed-use complex likely to have offices, a hotel and housing and retail units, with an open “courtyard” at its core.
Other details of the development, which is not yet the subject of a formal planning application, have not yet been revealed.
However, the consultation outlined what project leader Dawn Developments hopes to achieve with its buildings.
A display at the event said the completed site would provide “a gateway to the city” and respect the architecture of the surrounding buildings.
Paul O’Donnell, a director at Dawn Developments, said he was keen to hear from as many people as possible and that further opportunities to comment would be available.
He said: “If you’re running a consultation process you need to have more than one consultation.
“We want to hear people’s thoughts on a number of occasions as we proceed.
“We welcome everyone coming in to see what we are proposing.”
The consultation was warmly received by the public.
Anne Partington, 77, from the West End, welcomed the opportunity to share her views.
She said: “My overall concern is the number of hotels we think we need. If the hoteliers are confident they can fill them then fine – but I don’t know how well the current hotels are doing.”
Farzana Chaudhry, from Fairmuir, said she hoped the building would not be a “big concrete block”.
Another woman, who declined to give her name as she works for the council, said she hoped those behind the project “got it right”.
She added: “It’s a privilege to be able to design something on the Waterfront – it’s a beautiful area.”
One subject Dawn Developments would not be drawn on was the Discovery Heights concept – a 39-storey skyscraper dreamed up by InverTay Homes.
InverTay placed the enormous tower – which the council says does not conform with its guidelines on Waterfront buildings – on Site 12 in its concept drawings.
Mr O’Donnell said: “I cannot comment on someone else’s designs.
“All I can say is that I would like to create a development that complements the Waterfront and Dundee city centre.”