New restaurant to replace former Dundee Registrar Office

The former registrars office, which closed its doors in June 2015, could be transformed into a Bangladeshi restaurant and takeaway.

Plans for a new restaurant and takeaway at the former Dundee Registrar Office have been approved by the city council.

The Commercial Street building, where generations of babies were registered, has spent the last two years lying vacant.

But now, it will be converted into a Bangladeshi takeaway after planning permission was granted.

The application was made by architects LJR+H on behalf of Mr and Mrs D Ghatak to transform the council-owned, A-listed building.

Documents presented to planning chiefs showed that the facade of the building would remain the same.

A separate application to change the signage was also approved.

As well as registering babies, the building was also the venue for scores of weddings.

Bid to turn former Dundee registrar office into Bangladeshi restaurant

The Registrar’s Office moved to the council’s offices in City Square after closing in June 2015.

Planning permission was granted with several conditions, including providing details of the extraction and ventilation system.

Servicing and deliveries, including loading and unloading, must not take place between 11pm-7am.

Music is also to be inaudible to any adjacent businesses.

Bob Hynd from LJR+H said: “It’s a beautiful building and it’s good to see another vacant building in Dundee put to good use.

“It had been done in an art deco style and it’s yet another restaurant opening in Dundee which is great.”

The business will have a separate area at the front for takeaway customers and provide 74 seats for restaurant diners, along with six toilets.