Dundee based McGill’s residential development and home building arm, McGill Homes, were today notified that their project, to convert the former Department for Work and Pensions Building on Dundee’s Gellatly Street into residential properties, had been granted full planning permission by Dundee City Council.
McGill announced their decision to revive the home building arm after acquiring the property at auction last May, in partnership with Aberdeen-based Cater Homes. The property will create not only affordable housing in a prime location but also provide much needed jobs in the Dundee area throughout the development.
Graeme Carling, CEO of United Capital, the parent company of McGill commented;
“After a 14 month process, we are delighted to finally receive full planning permission on our Gellatly Street development. This development will see new affordable housing built in the City Centre and will create new, and much needed building jobs in Dundee.
“When we bought this building in May 2019, with our partners at Cater Homes, we were excited by the opportunity to breathe life back into this dis-used building. I am looking forward to seeing the work get started.”
McGill’s development partner, Cater Homes, recently developed nineteen 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and the Gellatly Street development would be their first in the City of Discovery.
Cater Homes Director, Steve Choi, commented;
“Everyone at Cater Homes are excited to have received full planning permission. We are looking forward to working with McGill and playing our role in the continued development of Dundee’s Waterfront.”
The 17,000 sq. ft. site sits on the corner of Gellatly Street and Dock Street in Dundee’s waterfront campus which is currently going through a £1billion redevelopment and includes the new V&A Dundee Museum.