Preferred site revealed for Dundee Eden Project
Eden Project has signed a memorandum of understanding with the owners of its preferred site in Dundee and released the first image of how it might look.
The agreement between Eden, National Grid and SGN will kick off a period in which the partners will explore the practicalities of converting the former Dundee Gasworks on East Dock Street into the Eden Project’s home in Scotland.
The site is set back from the Dundee waterfront on the bank of the River Tay. It has good public transport links, the potential for a new pedestrian connection to the city centre and is less than a mile away from V&A Dundee and the train station.
Councillor John Alexander, Leader of Dundee City Council, said: “Completing the feasibility study and identifying the preferred site are two important milestones on our journey to bringing Eden to Dundee.
“It truly is an incredible project, which will wow city residents and visitors alike. What Eden has envisaged is the transformation of an industrial site into a world-class attraction with a focus on the environment and sustainability.
“Eden Project Dundee is another opportunity to put Dundee on the map and show how well our city works with internationally-renowned partners.”
Eden predicts that the project will create 200 jobs (with an additional 300 indirectly created) and contribute £27M per year to the regional economy.