Work on a new £20 million hotel and restaurant is set to start in 2019.
Structured House Group has revealed more details about its plans to convert the former Robertson’s Furniture Store on Barrack Street, which has lain empty for many years.
The project will create a 215 bed six-storey hotel with plans to retain and restore the 1930's arc deco façade.
Craig Inglis, chief executive of Structured House Group, said: “We are progressing with our plans to invest £20m on the site of the former Robertson’s furniture store on Barrack Street since receiving planning permission early this year. Dundee is a thriving City and with the opening of the V&A we expect our new hotel and restaurant to be a welcome addition to what the City has to offer.”
“We have been working with experts to preserve the existing art deco facade and retain the character of the building to bring this development site back to Dundee and to Dundonians. The next stage of our development will be the appointment of a contractor which will bring construction jobs to the city with an expected start date of early next year."
“In terms of jobs, we are looking at 12 internal staff, while the restaurant will be 18-24 staff. That doesn’t include local suppliers and service providers.”
“There are already other BOHO developments but this will be the first BOHO hotel in the UK."
BOHO also manage Scotway House - a new 399 bed student accommodation development in Glasgow's West End. Close to the University of Glasgow, Scotway House is opening for the new academic year in 2019.