Dundee Station: redeveloping a city gateway

15 April 2006 | blog, cities, place making, strategy

Dundee Station forecourt

Working with lead consultants MRC Mclean Hazel, we have been asked to develop a range of options for the redevelopment of Dundee Station. Dundee Station is an important place in the city – it is a major gateway, it is the main public transport facility, it is well used and conveniently located though slightly off-centre. It is not an object of great beauty, combining the remains of a brick and red sandstone North British Railway Company building dating from the 19th century at the lower platform level with a 1960/70s booking hall and office at street level.
Dundee Station platforms
The station was an important node in a system of pedestrian walkways and overbridges that linked the city centre to the waterfront and Discovery Point. This is less well defined today as the overbridge walkway system has been demolished to make way for the first phase of infrastructure changes necessary to implement the Central Waterfront proposal. The station is therefore in an area of transition and will continue to be so for a number of years as major works take place around it to strengthen bridges, realign roads and provide new development sites. The proposals for the Central Waterfront area place the station at a major focal point in the new street system for the area.

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Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.