Plans for a £60 million housing, leisure, commercial and hotel development at Dundee’s Waterfront have been revealed.
Glasgow-based Dawn Developments has lodged an intention to submit a full planning application with Dundee City Council.
The firm has notified the council that it will be seeking to apply for permission for a mixed development including offices, hotels, housing and commercial units at site 12 at the Waterfront.
One of the company directors, Paul O’Donnell, told the Tele that this was to be a “significant and major” development.
He said: “These are the very early stages, and we are about to enter into consultations regarding our proposals.
“However, it would be accurate to say at this stage that this will be a significant and major development at the Waterfront if it gets the go-ahead.
“We are now at the stage of entering into full consultations and negotiations to take this forward.
“If this all goes according to plan we would hope to submit a formal planning application to the council during the first quarter of 2019.
“If our application is approved work will progress as expected after that.”
Mr O’Donnell said that the full details of their proposals had still to be finalised.
However, he added they were hoping to develop housing, offices and hospitality at the site.
He said: “We are proposing 120 mixed–size residential properties of mixed tenures, and hospitality units such as a hotels, restaurants and bars, but that has still to be finalised.
“Over the coming months we will be holding consultations and talks in Dundee with various interested parties.
“These will obviously include city planners and developers, but it will also involve members of the public.”
He said that several public consultations would be held but no dates had been set for these yet.
“We have an obligation to hold public consultations and these will take place. I think more than one of these will be held. We will be putting out further information regarding this in due course,” he said. Mr O’Donnell added that the company had selected Dundee for the development because they considered it to be the place to invest.
“There is a lot going on in Dundee and we are keen to be involved,” he added.
“It’s not just because of the V&A but also everything else that is going on in the city at the moment.
“We’ve decided we want to invest in the city and be a part of its future.”
A spokesman for the city council confirmed they had received the planning application notice and said that this was the very early stages of the proposals.
Meanwhile, work is progressing on site 6 at the Waterfront.
It, too, will include restaurants, cafes, bars, offices and housing.
It is hoped that work will be complete by next summer.