Contractor to be announced for £3.6m Dundee young persons’ home build


DUNDEE City Council is set to announce the contractor for the build of a new £3.6 million young persons’ home on Wednesday (July 6).

A recommendation that Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd carry out the build is to be considered by the local authority’s recess sub-committee. If the tender is approved, the council said that it is hoped work will begin later this month.

The new building will be staffed 24 hours a day and provide en-suite bedrooms, shared living space, a dining room, activities room, kitchen, and accommodation for staff in a single-storey facility.

Mark Flynn convener of the city development committee, said, “Planning permission was given in December last year for the building and funding for the project has been identified in the council’s capital plan.

“Robertson Construction have been recommended as the contractor for the work as part of a direct award through Places for people procurement hub framework.”

Stewart Hunter, convener of the children and families committee, added, “When it is completed next spring this new home will provide up to six young people with a nurturing environment.

“It is needed to replace one of our existing homes and will help some of the most vulnerable young people in the city to grow up in a supportive and caring setting.”