Dundee Railyards: a development framework

15 October 2000 | blog, cities, frameworks, place making

Dundee Railyards Sketch Concept

EDAW was commissioned in mid September 2000 by Scottish Enterprise Tayside and Dundee City Council to prepare a development framework for the Former Rail Yards Site in Dundee. We were part of the team, responsible for spatial strategy.

The site is located between the East Coast Main Railway Line and the Perth Road and on the edge of the City Centre. The west and central sections of the site are derelict but the eastern part of the area has been part-developed. The principal use at the present time is Sensation, a visitor attraction that has been operational since July 2000. The site is in the ownership of Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise Tayside and has been used most recently for soil deposition.
Dundee Railyards Site Analysis
The aim of the study is to identify the optimum layout of development plots which would meet a variety of development options taking into account the physical attributes of the site, the economic, environmental and development aspirations of the client, the need to maximise the development potential of the site and the existing expressions of potential interest in the site.

We undertook a detailed analysis of the study area and consulted with stakeholders interested in promoting development proposals as well as with the landowners and the planning authority. The report summarises the result of our work and presents a clear but flexible development framework for the future use of the site.