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Dundee Waterfront

£1 billion transformation of Dundee Waterfront in one of the world’s coolest and most aspirational cities.

Dundee Waterfront offers you the opportunity to rocket Dundee to international acclaim by developing 8 kilometres of waterfront land in one of the UK’s youngest and most vibrant cities (as voted by Lonely Planet and Condé Nast).

Dundee Waterfront offers five development zones: ​

  • Riverside: transport, leisure and residential
  • Seabraes: creative industries and residential
  • Central Waterfront: commercial, residential, retail, leisure and hospitality ​
  • City Quay: commercial, residential and leisure ​
  • Dundee Port: industrial and renewables

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7000 new jobs created

  • 240 hectares

    of waterfront zoned for mixed-use housing and industrial development

  • £1 billion regional investment

    transformation of Dundee City Waterfront

  • £75 million economic impact

    The V&A Dundee has boosted Scotland's economy by £75 million

Dundee Waterfront is one of the largest active regeneration projects in the UK, covering five key zones along an 8 kilometre stretch of Dundee’s waterfront.

The primary investment opportunities are within the Central Waterfront, which includes several sites which are owned by Dundee City Council (the consenting authority) and are 'shovel ready'.

Development at Dundee Waterfront is based on the solid foundations of a visionary masterplan and the significant public and private investment already made to develop:

  • Necessary infrastructure
  • Serviced sites for development
  • Civic space at Slessor Gardens
  • A new railway station
  • V&A Dundee (which opened on 15 September 2018)
  • Over 60,000 square feet of grade A office space at Site 6 completed and fully let
  • Development to date adds to the attractiveness of the city and its waterfront as an investment opportunity.

Development zones

Central Waterfront (commercial, residential, retail, leisure and hospitality)

The Central Waterfront provides a range of opportunities which are varied and include: mixed use, infrastructure, commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and leisure.

A total of 155,842 square metres of floorspace will be created across nine development sites, within the central waterfront. This will create 89,287 square metres of commercial space, including 4,000 square metres for hotels, 42,155 square metres of residential space (which will create approximately 500 to 850 flats) and 19,880 square metres of active ground floor space for boutique retail, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Seabraes (creative industries and residential)

Opportunities are also available at Seabraes (site wholly owned by Scottish Enterprise) for both creative industries and residential developments.

City Quay and Dundee Port/Marina (commercial, residential and leisure, industrial and renewables)

Independent studies identify that a modern marina in Dundee of around 300 to 400 berths could provide for a sustainable and viable marina business. This in turn would meet current and future boating demands in a niche area of the east coast of Scotland. Accordingly, Dundee City Council is committed to providing key infrastructure projects for the marina.

Investment opportunities

Development of the Central Waterfront is phased, with several plots available for immediate development subject to planning consent. 

Works are complete at Waterfront Place which has created a new landscaped public realm area including an Active Travel Hub, hard and soft landscaping, an urban beach and an interactive playpark.

Proposals for a 4000-capacity E-sports Arena, education campus, and work or live accommodation are being worked on by Northern Lights Arena Europe.

Proposals for a mixed-use development on Site 12 are being discussed with Dawn Development.

Agents for Dundee City Council, Ryden LLP, continue to engage with a range of prospective developers across the Central Waterfront.

A proactive approach to developer, investor and end user stakeholders is a key feature of this opportunity.

Find more information on the Dundee Waterfront website opens in a new window , including development briefs for each site.

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