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75m development planned for city

Plans for Wester Gourdie
The site will feature Asda, other shops, NCR, a hotel, and offices

A 75m hotel, retail and office development is being planned for the west of Dundee.

Developers said up to 650 jobs would be created at the Wester Gourdie site currently owned and occupied by NCR.

The technology firm will have a new base in the development, and will be joined by Asda, four other retail outlets, a 100-bed hotel and offices.

Macdonald Estates will submit a planning application to Dundee City Council in the coming months.

Asda will spend 35m developing the 54,000 sq ft store, which will employ 480 people part and full-time.

A further 170 people are expected to take up jobs in the hotel and office developments.

In addition, 250 construction jobs are expected to be created.

The scheme is designed in order to tie into the ambitious future plans that the city has for wider economic growth
Niall McLean
Macdonald Estates

Lisa Rooke, from Asda, said: "We are extremely excited about our plans to bring a new store to the west of Dundee.

"Our proposals represent a significant investment in the area and will generate up to 480 new full and part-time jobs for local people.

"The new store will provide consumers with an improved choice on where to carry out their supermarket shopping.

"We are keen to work with and listen to the views of the local community as the plans progress and we are looking forward to extending our offer to people in West Dundee."

Niall McLean, development manager at Macdonald Estates, added: "This is a very important mixed use development opportunity for Dundee at a time when overall investment and development opportunities are limited.

"The existing plant is on a highly visible and prominent gateway site to Dundee and the scheme is designed in order to tie into the ambitious future plans that the city has for wider economic growth."

A public exhibition will be held at some point to allow local people to view the plans and give feedback.



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