Three fantastic developments were presented with Dundee Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony in the Dalhousie Building at Dundee University on 31 October 2019. The award winners for 2019 were: Water’s Edge (Tayforth Properties Ltd/Nicoll Russell Studios, Lyon Building Services); V&A Dundee, Museum of Design (V&A Dundee/Kengo Kuma and Associates/BAM Construction); Dundee Station and Sleeperz Hotel (Dundee City Council/Jacobs/Balfour Beattie). Congratulations to all!
Dundee Civic Trust welcomes the steps proposed by Dundee City Council to establish a Low Emission Zone in central Dundee. The Council is to be congratulated on moving forward with plans which will help to counteract the ‘climate emergency’ declared by the Scottish Government. It is a major step forward in improving air quality in the city centre. We support the proposal for the area within the Inner Ring Road, but probably not including, in the restricted area, the Inner Ring Road itself. If it were to be included, affected traffic would surely find routes through nearby residential areas.
We are pleased to learn that the application to convert Robertson’s Bond in Seagate to create 27 flats has been approved by the Council, hopefully securing the future of this fine building. The applicant has taken measures to reduce noise and air pollution affecting the flats, but we will continue to urge the Council to tackle the poor environment in Seagate. The proposed city centre Low Emission Zone should help.