PLANS have been submitted for a major new £24 million leisure development in Dundee city centre.
Ayrshire-based property development company, Crucible Alba Group, is behind the Proposal of Application Notice for the “Greenmarket Leisure Quarter”, which intends to transform a derelict brownfield site into a leisure scheme including a nine-screen cinema, restaurants and cafes, a hotel, residential accommodation and a public car park.
Michael Smart, development director at Crucible Alba Group said, “Greenmarket Leisure Quarter is a fantastic opportunity to regenerate a long term vacant site. The plans complement Dundee City Council’s ambitions for the Dundee Waterfront regeneration and will provide an important link between the existing retail city centre offering and the Dundee Waterfront development including the new V&A Museum.
“The development will be Dundee’s first leisure orientated city centre development and will provide a much needed facility for both Dundonians and visitors to the city centre. Discussions are ongoing with a number of big name cinema operators and restaurant companies and an announcement on these will be made shortly.”
The developer said the project is expected to create a “significant” number of jobs during the construction phase and up to 250 permanent posts thereafter.