Images of the latest phase of development at Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront development have been released.
The drawings show how the retail units, cafe, offices and apartments will look when completed.
A planning application for the development of Site 2 – currently the car park area at Yeaman Shore – has been approved by Dundee City Council and site survey works have taken place.
It is hoped that work will begin on site in the second quarter of 2019 and it is expected to take 18 months to complete.
As well as offering space for business start-ups and designers, the plans include proposals for 117 apartments in a mix of sizes with on-site management and use of the Studio Dundee communal space, offering lounges, cafe, bar and amenity areas, including an outdoor terrace space.
HTA Design is carrying out the project on behalf of Our Enterprise Ltd.
The project is expected to create up to 100 construction jobs during the build period, with Studio Dundee supporting 250 jobs and attracting a further 150 posts to the city.
Alan Caldwell, partnerships director with Our Enterprise Ltd, said: “Site development works have now taken place and developers are expected to be on site in the second quarter of 2019 with an 18-month build period.”
Speaking about the development during the planning process, Our Enterprise said: “Studio Dundee is designed to retain graduates in the city and showcase the best of Tayside’s creative talent by offering easily accessible workspace with lots of helpful services built into an affordable, monthly membership.
“There are 117 beautifully designed studios, one and two-bedroom apartments to rent along with great communal facilities. There will be a striking retail frontage to showcase the best of Tayside’s creative talent in a development where young entrepreneurs can work, stay and play.”
Sandy Morrison, of HTA Design, said: “On the scale of the adjacent buildings I think it’s about context. As the rest of the Waterfront comes together it and the V&A will sit comfortably.
“The city council has been careful with its masterplan and it’s not about making a pavilion in a park – although the connection to Slessor Gardens is strong. The streets will lead you right to the V&A.”
Professor Paul Harris, dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, said: “Studio Dundee will provide much needed, affordable accommodation.”