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250 jobs proposed

£24m leisure quarter plan for Dundee

On the drawing board: directors Brian Robinson, Alex Steel and Michael Smart unveil plans

A new leisure quarter is being proposed for Dundee that will transform a derelict former industrial site.

Ayrshire-based property development company Crucible Alba Group wants to build a nine-screen cinema, hotel and residential accommodation.

The £24 million ‘Greenmarket Leisure Quarter’ proposal also includes restaurants, cafes and a public car park.

Michael Smart, development director, said: “Greenmarket Leisure Quarter is a fantastic opportunity to regenerate a long term vacant site.

“The plans complement Dundee City Council’s ambitions for the Dundee Waterfront regeneration and will provide an important link between the existing retail city centre offering and the Dundee Waterfront development including the new V&A Museum.

“The development will be Dundee’s first leisure orientated city centre development and will provide a much needed facility for both Dundonians and visitors to the city centre.

“Discussions are ongoing with a number of big name cinema operators and restaurant companies and an announcement on these will be made shortly.”

The project is expected to create 250 permanent jobs.

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