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Regeneration Project of the Year

Dundee waterfront battling Brum and MediaCity

Dundee waterfront V&A

The £1billion transformation of Dundee Waterfront, the third largest regeneration project in the UK, has been shortlisted for an award at MIPIM UK, the largest gathering of the country’s most powerful property professionals which takes place in London from 21 to 23 October 2015.

The project, spanning 240 hectares of land along the River Tay, is in the running for Regeneration Project of the Year, and will battle against Longbridge Town Centre in Birmingham and MediaCityUK in Manchester, the home of BBC North, ITV and Coronation Street.

The potential investments on Dundee Waterfront are among those listed by the Scottish Cities Alliance’s which is hoping to attract £10billion to projects in seven cities.

Mike Galloway, director of ciy development at Dundee City Council, said: “As well as recently being named the coolest city in the UK, we’re pretty certain that Dundee is also the most exciting at the moment.

“The regeneration continues to progress to plan and to schedule. A number of new buildings are being developed, including H&H Properties’ residential development, the new railway station and V&A Dundee. A growing number of investment enquiries from businesses and entrepreneurs – many new to the city – should result in a range of new enterprises opening during the next few years.

“We might not have Coronation Street’s famous cobbles, but we believe there’s more than enough inspiring infrastructure in our own bid to excite the judges.”

The winner will be announced on 22 October, during MIPIM UK.

For the second year running the Scottish Cities Alliance has a significant presence at MIPIM UK, promoting £10bn of investment opportunities in leisure, office, residential and industrial development across Scotland’s cities in its online investment prospectus which can be viewed at www.scottishcities.org/prospectus.

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