A Dundee architects’ studio is planning to breathe new life into an historic city centre building by creating a design hub in the heart of the Cultural Quarter.

Andrew Black Design, recent winners of the Supreme Award from the Dundee Institute of Architects, has submitted a planning application to transform Tay Street Lane Mews, a 19th century building into a contemporary business hub accommodating some of the best of Dundee’s creative talent.

Relocating from their current Perth Road base, the project will see Andrew Black and his team regenerate the building, which dates back to around 1830 and is built against part of the historic old town wall. The buildings are C listed and the exterior was renovated in 2011 by Dundee City Council.

Currently a shell, this has allowed Andrew Black Design to create a striking, modern interior, while keeping the exterior more traditional but with a contemporary cue. The completed property will comprise three studios, with Andrew Black Design occupying one, and the remaining units leased to like-minded design companies.

The move is part of a planned development for the growing practice which is looking to increase its current team of six.

Andrew Black said: “We are extremely excited about the plans which will position us in the heart of Dundee’s Cultural Quarter, just a few minutes’ walk from the Waterfront. We are proud to be part of Dundee, the UNESCO City of Design, and see our move as an investment in our city, echoing its passion for both creativity and regeneration as a whole. The design of the mews is also an excellent opportunity to showcase the design skills and capabilities of the practice.”

Works are due to start early in 2017 for completion in May.


Source: Scottish Construction Now