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Contemporary Approaches to Sustainability in European Cities

Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 13:00 – 18:30
Venue: Western Park Conference Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee

The Academy of Urbanism and University of Dundee are delighted to convene a special event to consider the application of contemporary strategies to make medium-sized cities more sustainable in environmental, socio-economic and cultural terms.

https://www.buyat.dundee.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/school-of-social-sciences/architecture-urban-planning/contemporary-approaches-to-sustainability-in-european-cities

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show

Date: Sat 19 – Sun 27 May 2018
Time: Mon – Fri, 10:00 -20:00 Sat & Sun, 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, DD1 4HT

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show celebrates the work of creative final year students from University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the department of Architecture. A highlight in the cultural calendar of Dundee, for 10 days, DJCAD is transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space with thousands of visitors experiencing the best new work from students in the fields of art, design and architecture.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show news

SEC Group Scotland Training Day

Date: 16 May 2018
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Venue: Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP
Cost: £30

The events are being run by 3 experts in the construction industry – Professor Rudi Klein, Chief Executive SECG, Len Bunton, Bunton Consulting and SECG Scotland Board Member and Angus Pearson, Fortis Contracts, Contractual Adviser.

SEC Group Scotland Training Day in Dundee

Augmented Reality Presentations for Architects

Date: 10 May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Dalhouise Building, 75 Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN
Cost: FREE

Augmented Reality Presentations for Architects – Fergus Bruce from Soluis
Followed by a presentation on Dundee Railway Station by Graham Steel of Nicoll Russell Studios

Dundee Architecture Event

23 Apr 2018
Council and home builders to work together to meet housing needs of Dundonians

Dundee City Council has signed an agreement with industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) aimed at ensuring the on-going delivery of the range of homes required to meet the needs of its population.

Building on the positive relationship between the Council and the home building industry, the agreement signifies a commitment to further improve the way they work together to deliver more homes and increase the social and economic benefits for the city.

In addition to improving lines of communication between member companies and the Council, HFS will encourage home builders to promote the wider community benefits that result from the developments they investment in, as well as the varied apprenticeships, skills and training opportunities that they create. Reciprocally, the Council will pursue positive interventions to identify, release and unlock land for housing. It will also look to attract funding to ensure that the delivery of the necessary infrastructure (such as roads, education and healthcare) is aligned.

Applauding the Council’s forward-thinking approach to housing delivery, HFS Chief Executive Nicola Barclay said:

“Dundee is one of the country’s most progressive local authorities when it comes to planning ahead for housing and infrastructure, and it has long recognised the wider benefits development offers in terms of regenerating and sustaining communities, supporting business and creating jobs. Through the enabling culture it demonstrates in this agreement, it is leading the way in how it chooses to positively collaborate with the companies who will deliver the homes needed by those who want to live in this unique and dynamic city.”

Councillor Lynne Short, Convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, said:

“It is vital that we ensure that the right mix of houses are built in the right place at the right time to meet the wide and varied demands of people who want to live in Dundee.

“Achieving that relies on co-operation and collaboration between all of the participants in the process and this agreement seeks to ensure that we are delivering high quality homes in sustainable locations.”

The agreement was signed at Springfield Properties’ Dykes of Gray village. As well as providing 600 new homes, the new community will include shops, play areas, health facilities and business opportunities. With around 60 people working on site, the development also supports many local trades and suppliers, and will bring substantial investment in the area for many years to come.

Entries for the Homes for Scotland Awards 2018 are now closed! Winners will be announced at the Annual Lunch and Awards on Friday 25 May 2018 in Edinburgh – limited places available.

21 Apr 2018
The Dundee Institute of Architects CPD events

3 May – Building Standards Workshop – Dundee City Council at 17:00 Dundee House.

10 May – Augmented Reality Presentation for Architects – by Fergus Bruce of Soluis, plus architect’s talk – NRS on Dundee Railway Station at 18:30 Dalhousie Building , University of Dundee.

17 May – Insurance Risk Management for Small Practices and Sole Practitioners – by Susan Moore and Vivien Allison from Marsh Insurance at 18:30 Dalhousie Building , University of Dundee.

24 May – Public Procurement Discussion – Questiontime with Jonathon Moore from the Scottish Governement, Martin Blencowe from the Scottish Futures Trust, Willie Watt PPRIAS and others at 18:30 Dalhousie Building , University of Dundee.

25 May – DIA Tour of Richard Murphy’s Perth Theatre and Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries – a free bus will leave Dundee at 13:00.

Further information will be issued nearer the time of each event but members should be able to reserve places now through Eventbright.

Dundee Institute of Architects CPD events

10 Mar 2018
Urban Beach at V&A design museum
Proposals have beenunveiled by Optimised Environments for parkland, café, water features and an ‘urban beach’ for Dundee City Council. The latest component of its riverfront masterplan is titled Waterfront Place.

A new area of landscaped public realm is proposed alongside the V&A design museum and Slessor Gardens, through creation of a new promenade along the River Tay.

Annual General Meeting of the DIA

Date: 29 March 2018
Venue: Guardswell Farm, Kinnaird, Perthshire, PH14 9QZ
Time: 18:30

All members are welcome so please put it in your diary.

20 Feb 2017
Studioshaw win competition for new Interactive Hub for RIAS Dundee
Interactive Hub for RIAS
20th February 2017 – London-based architects Studioshaw’s Interactive Hub proposal has won the Dundee Institute of Architects and Scottish Enterprise competition for a new facility for children and young people at the Digital Media Park in Seabraes Yards.

Interactive Hub for RIAS Dundee

25 Mar 2016
Dundee Audi Garage News
Audi Garage Aberdeen
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Audi Garage in Dundee
Robertson has secured a third contract to develop an Audi Garage in Dundee, on the back of successfully delivering two car showrooms for John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) in Aberdeen, which is due for completion this month, March 2016.

V&A Dundee News
Latest Building Site images: V&A Dundee

29 Feb 2016

The Scottish Government is to invest up to £63.8 million in Dundee’s Waterfront after deputy first minister John Swinney agreed a Growth Accelerator model (GA) with the local authority.

Dundee waterfront water feature design

Developed by the Scottish Futures Trust, the GA model is designed to stimulate growth, create jobs and support businesses through a combination of public and private sector investment in local infrastructure and public spaces.

Funding is linked to the delivery of agreed outcomes and will be targeted towards improvements to Dundee railway station concourse, development of the V&A and ensuring the Waterfront boasts world class digital infrastructure. 4,500 square metres of Grade A office space will also be developed alongside improvements to civic spaces.

17 + 15 Feb 2016

£1 Billion Transformation Of Dundee Waterfront

Our Enterprise is delighted to become Dundee City Council’s preferred development partner for a £20 million investment in the city’s remarkable waterfront regeneration project.

The scheme is part of the £1 billion development of the Scottish city’s waterfront which will see it transformed into a world leading waterfront destination for visitors and businesses.

The development of Plot 2 of the central waterfront will create a new city square with the Malmaison, and focus on a new ‘Design and Innovation Quarter’ for the city, inspired by the arrival of the V&A museum.

Dundee Waterfront Regeneration Design

This will retain Dundee’s graduate and entrepreneurial talent, attract creative industries and create employment and living opportunities.

Founder and CEO of Our Enterprise, Matthew Bell said: “We are a young, innovative development and regeneration company with a difference.

“We care about delivering projects with a social return and the highest levels of economic and environmental sustainability.

“Dundee’s vision for the waterfront is a perfect match for us and we are thrilled to bring our investment, energy and drive to this groundbreaking project.”

Two new city blocks designed by the award-winning architects, HTA Design LLP, will include three main elements.

Firstly, on the ground floor of both blocks we will provide ‘Design, Make and Sell’ units, attracting creative businesses to showcase the best of Scottish design.

One block will offer small, flexible spaces for creative entrepreneurs growing businesses from start-ups. The managed space will bring like-minds together to share in the energy of this exciting development.

The units fronting the new city square will bring cutting-edge companies attracted by the links to the new V&A museum.

Secondly, above the new ‘Hub’ for start-up businesses will be an apartment development geared to providing high quality city-centre living.

The rented apartments will create a new urban community, offering light, modern apartments with the bonus of shared facilities such as larger dining areas for social evenings with larger groups.

Bike storage, a cinema room and gym space will add to the attraction of this city living space, and will enable graduates and budding entrepreneurs to achieve a great lifestyle and live and work among like-minded people. The development will be constructed to the highest levels of sustainable architecture.

Finally, to match Dundee’s rise as a location for commercial business, the development will also offer office space to businesses attracted by the exceptional new rail facilities adjacent to the development.

Our Enterprise will be bringing its ground breaking social legacy company model to Dundee – a Community Interest Company will manage the development, ensuring a quality environment now and into the future.

This retains the financial benefits locally and enables the new Community Interest Company to offer local employment opportunities.

Over the next few months, Our Enterprise and the City Council will develop the Joint Venture proposals and planning application, bringing our plans to life and creating a vibrant, dynamic development to match the City’s vision for the waterfront.

The Joint Venture Company will also be working up plans for part of site 5 to extend the private rented apartment offer and active ground floor uses to this adjoining site.

Recently the London-based ‘School of Life’ launched a manifesto for the creation of ‘attractive cities for the 21st century’.

Dundee City Council is delivering all six of the fundamental things the School of life say are needed to ‘get it right’! Our Enterprise is delighted to be a partner helping to do exactly that.

Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Museum of Design Dundee
10 Dec 2015 – The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is seeking an architect to design the flagship Scottish design galleries at its outpost in Dundee.
According to the V&A, “Scottish design – past and present – is a major research theme for the V&A in the lead-up to the opening of V&A Museum of Design Dundee in Summer 2018.

Harris Academy
Design: Holmes Miller
Harris Academy Dundee
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Harris Academy Dundee
13 Aug 2013 – The £31 m project to replace Harris Academy is getting ready to hit the ground.
Dundee City Council’s education committee on Monday (August 19) will be asked to agree to proceed to financial close of the contract. Demolition work is expected to begin soon at the site on Perth Road. Education convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “I am pleased that funding through the Scottish Futures Trust will help provide a building that will meet the educational challenges of the future.

Dundee Jute Mill Building News
13 Aug 2013 – A draft planning brief for a former jute mill in the West End of Dundee has received backing from the public and Historic Scotland. The draft brief for the Queen Victoria and Regent Works site was universally welcomed by individuals, businesses and interested parties who responded to the consultation. Now councillors will be asked to approve the document to help kick start future development at the site.

Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “We had been well aware for some time of the public concerns about the state of the Queen Victoria and Regent Works site in Brook Street. “In the past when buildings from our industrial history were empty for some time we found that creating a site planning brief laying out what we think the potential uses for such a building could be and how it could be done to incorporate the most interesting architectural features, generated interest among developers.

Covering around 1.5 hectares the former mill is at the west end of the Blackness Conservation Area and the buildings are category B listed. Built between 1828 and 1834 the two and half storey sandstone building was the world’s longest operating jute mill when it closed its doors in 1990.

District 10
14 Mar 2013 – A new £1.7 m development to support Scotland’s growing creative industries sector is underway on Dundee’s waterfront.
Located at Seabraes Yard, the innovative development called District 10 will offer flexible office accommodation as well as meeting and networking space, constructed from recycled shipping containers.
Designed to meet the needs of Scotland’s early stage creative industries companies, the development is expected to support up to 38 new high value jobs and contribute up to £10 m to the Tayside economy over the next decade.
The project is being delivered by economic development agency Scottish Enterprise as part of the ambitious Dundee Waterfront regeneration project which is expected to see in excess of £100 m of capital projects started or completed during 2013.

The works include modular construction and prefabricated elements including a central core of offices created using recycled shipping containers. The project will be delivered to ‘BREEAM Excellent’ standard and within the ethos of the Dundee Waterfront ‘BREEAM Sustainable Communities’ bid. The project team includes Architect aim, Quantity Surveyor Christie & Partners, Structural Engineer Fairhurst and Service Engineers BBHP.

V&A at Dundee
V&A Dundee Building
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V&A Dundee – 18 Jan 2013
The V&A at Dundee funding news + new flythrough

BCI Award Dundee House
Design: Reiach and Hall Architects
Dundee Council Offices
image © Dave Morris

Dundee Council Offices Building – 12 Oct 2012
Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to have won a British Construction Industry Award for their design of Dundee House, the new civic centre and administrative headquarters for Dundee City Council. The BCI Awards, now in its 25th anniversary year, recognise excellence in its broadest sense – the overall design, construction and delivery of buildings and are highly regarded in the construction sector and the most rigorously judged awards in the industry.

Recent Dundee Architectural News

Tayside Architectural News up to 2011 arranged chronologically:

Dundee Institute of Architects Awards
National Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education
photo © Keith Hunter
Dundee Institute of Architects Awards : Archial win ‘Best Interior Design Project’. 23 Nov 2011

V&A Museum Dundee
Frank Gehry
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V&A Museum Dundee : Frank Gehry rules himself out of competition

Taycare Secure Care Clinic, Perth
Tayside Secure Care Clinic
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Tayside Secure Care Clinic : macmon

The Clocktower’s time has come again
26 May 2009
Unicorn picks Dundee’s top property sales team for landmark, waterfront building
Thorntons continues its successful relationship with Unicorn Property Group and City Quay, Dundee : The Clocktower

Riverside Drive residential development
2009-11
202 apartments, five blocks of 7-9 storeys, £25m, for Duncarse Riverside Limited

Tay Hotel Redevelopment
Former B-listed Tay Hotel to be converted into 22 flats and a 44-bed hotel with a bar and restaurant. The hotel – empty for a decade – was built in 1889

Dundee Council housing
Dundee could be set to launch a new council house building programme, after a report to Dundee City Council’s housing, Dundee Contracts and environment services committee detailed a number of initiatives, including increasing the stock of much-needed homes for the disabled. If councillors agree the proposals it would mean the first new council housing built on a reasonably large scale for over two decades in Dundee. The report states that 40 fully wheelchair accessible homes and 95 mainstream properties could be provided within three years.

The Wave Dundee
The Wave Dundee tower
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FM Homes development at City Quay, Dundee: 15-storey elliptical tower housing 25 luxury 2-bed apartments & 3-bed penthouse. Final stage of FM Homes’ City Quay developments: FM Homes have completed two developments at City Quay – Merchant’s Quay and Southern Wharf: Dundee Building News

University of Dundee
University of Dundee
photo : Paul Zanre
New Teaching Block by Campbell & Arnott : Dundee building

deHavilland Hotel
Dundee airport hotel – planning approved May 2007: 60 bedrooms; rooftop restaurant
aim design, Dundee architects
Developers: Lomond Group

V&A Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum planning first outpost in Scotland, by Kathryn Findlay, with the University of Dundee

Key Dundee Architecture

Maggies Dundee

Dundee Contemporary Arts : galleries, cinema, cafe-bar & print studio


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