An internationally-renowned Dundee club is in line for a revamp.
The Reading Rooms’ operators Grant and Jim Grieve, in collaboration with the building’s owners Blackscroft Property, have started moves to increase day and special events use as part of a “significant investment” in the venue.
Proposals include refurbishing the garden area to create the “best ambient-leisure garden in Dundee” for daytime use, complete with a barbecue space in a “redundant” library book storage area.
The bar area has already been moved to increase capacity and freedom of movement, with a commercial kitchen installed to serve breakfast and brunch to the public in the near future, licence application permitting.
It comes after the venue was referenced as one of Dundee’s top attractions by the Wall Street Journal, which named the city the fifth-best destination to visit in the world in 2018.
The nightclub regularly attracts the world’s top DJs and musicians.
As part of the work, there are also plans for a new sound system to be installed next spring.
The Reading Rooms is a B-listed building designed by Dundee architect James Thomson.
Director of Blackscroft Property Derek Souter said the garden area has “fantastic potential”, adding that the Grieve brothers want to get the most of the “labyrinth of a building”.