BT announces plans for multi-million pound office build in Dundee

BT has announced plans to develop a multi-million pound contact centre in Dundee which it says will employ around 1,000 people.

To be located at West Marketgait in the heart of the city centre, the office will stand close to the waterfront and part of the £1 billion regeneration area.

The telecommunications firm said that it anticipates that the facility will be built by late 2030 and it will form part of their better workplace programme which looks to future-fit its offices. BT added that the investment will help transform the way it works, create efficiencies and enable it to better serve customers.

John Alexander, leader of Dundee City Council, said, “Today’s announcement by BT is a huge vote of confidence in the city and in our plans for the future.

“It is clear that BT shares our vision for a Dundee that has a strong and sustainable economy providing jobs, retaining more graduates and making the city a magnet for new talent, while at the same time offering real choice and opportunity in a place that has tackled the root causes of social and economic exclusion.

“The company will be an integral part of that journey with us and I am delighted that BT sees Dundee as a good place to do business and recruit its present and future workforce.”

Jane Wood, BT Group Scotland director, added, “This is exciting news for my colleagues in Dundee and reflects BT’s continued investment in Scotland. As one of the largest employers in Tayside, we know that this investment will be welcomed by many people, not least my colleagues who will be based at this brilliantly designed new office.

“We’re pleased that Dundee, an iconic Scottish city, will remain home to nearly 1,000 frontline workers who help customers right across the UK, every day. My colleagues have done an amazing job ensuring that our customers have stayed connected during the Covid -19 pandemic, with some choosing to remain working on site, while other colleagues have chosen to work from home. We look forward to welcoming staff into our new building when it’s complete.”

Michael Smart at Crucible Developments, commented, “We are delighted to have secured BT as an occupier. The site is undoubtedly one of the best in Dundee and we are extremely proud of the building our team have created. We hope to commence construction as soon as possible and, once completed, the development will bring a prominent brownfield site back into use and further increase the vibrancy of Dundee city centre.”