News

These are posts from the trust’s recent news items:


Following abandonment of plans to establish a Marriott Hotel on Central Waterfront Site 6, a new Proposal of Application Notice has been lodged for the vacant part of the site to the east of Agnes Husband House (Dundee City Council reference 22/00251/PAN). The applicant is Robertson Construction Tayside, in association with Cooper Cromar Architects of Glasgow. […]

The Category B listed Willison House at 56 Barrack Street dates back to 1934. This distinctive Art-Deco building was erected in the shadow of the massive Ward Mills and served as the retail premises of John L Robertson Ltd, house furnishers, until its abandonment about ten years ago. After at least one false start, fresh […]

We note a recent application (22/00078/LBC) for listed building consent to convert the western half of the former Eagle Jute Mills to 34 apartments, an internal courtyard, a commercial unit and a basement apparently to be used for plant research. This is Phase 2 of redevelopment of this extensive site enclosed by Dens Road, Lyon […]

2020-2021 Issue Our new edition is available for £5.00 plus £1.50 postage and packing. Please contact us to place an order. Contents Comment – from the Chairman COVID – a Year in Pictures Dundee: Vision for 2040 – the Trust’s aspirations for the City The 20-Minute Neighbourhood – the possible merits of this sustainable policy […]

An application has been submitted by the Dundee Renewable Energy Society for an array of solar panels on a 6.25 ha site north of the A90 opposite Bullionfield to supply power to the James Hutton Institute, estimated at over 25 per cent of their considerable energy use. The plans involve changes to access from the […]

Dundee City Council has received an application for the conversion and change of use of the six-storey former Royal Insurance building at the corner of Whitehall Crescent and Crichton Street. This is a very prominent – and potentially prestigious – city centre location. The existing building, designed by the Parr architectural practice, was erected in […]

The Civic Trust’s second annual Student Award, run in association with the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Dundee University, gives recognition to three top students from the Department. The winner of the Award is Evan McColl, who is a member of the Hilltown Collective – Sustainable Urban Community group. Evan produced an excellent, […]

Details of the long-awaited proposals to bring the Eden Project to Dundee were revealed in the local press on 21 May. Following a feasibility study, the extensive site of the former gas works between East Dock Street and Broughty Ferry Road has been identified as the preferred location. Two hundred years ago, this was where […]

Proposal of Application Notices have been submitted to the council for two potential student housing developments. One of these is a proposal for demolition of the former West Ward Works on Guthrie Street to make way for purpose-built accommodation with ancillary facilities. The other set of plans would see conversion of the former Dundee College […]

Recently launched, Dundee’s new Maritime Trail has been the product of nine different bodies and individuals whose work has brought together Dundee’s connection with its maritime world. The trail covers a two kilometre route going east from the V&A. There is a great (and still being developed) website which can be accessed here: http://www.dundeemaritime.co.uk/ The […]