Work has started to transform a derelict Dundee city centre site in into new flats.
The land, at 3 Trades Lane, directly opposite Seagate bus station, has lain empty since 2014 when a former food factory was demolished.
The road will be closed for 11 months as the construction work is carried out.
Plans by Dundee architects James Paul Associates to rejuvenate the derelict site and build 28 new flats were approved by Dundee City Council last year.
A barricade was erected around the perimeter last week as the initial construction work got under way.
City development convener Lynne Short said the flats would bring a breath of fresh air to the area.
The SNP councillor said: “I’m a great advocate of city centre living but this is an area that could use a bit of attention and I think this development will bring that.
“Having affordable living in the city centre is great as almost everything is on your doorstep without the need of a car.
“Flats such as this will bring a lot more footfall to the area.”
A two-storey factory unit on the site, once used by McLeish Fresh Food, was demolished two years ago after lying empty since 2008. In a statement supporting the application, Angus Paul of James Paul Associates, said the block would be “respectful of the flats on both Trades Lane and the Seagate, also adding to the area by building on the site”.
The new block will be constructed from sandstone, metal and glass, and will feature a public art installation in the side of the building.
Inside, 28 two-bedroom flats will take up floors one to seven, while the ground floor will host a commercial unit, bicycle storage and a shared yard area at the rear of the building.