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Planning Approved for £130m Dundee Eden Project

by Megan Pounds

Councillors have approved planning for the £130m Dundee Eden Project in Scotland. As new Edens sweep across the UK and other nations, this is an exciting time for the city of Dundee.

The site of the new Eden Project will be set on the former Dundee Gasworks on East Dock Street. The practicalities of converting the former gasworks will be explored by the National Grid and SGN partners. This transformation will signify a beacon for regeneration and green tourism.

Blair Parkin, the Eden Project’s chief experience development officer, said:

“We are delighted that Dundee City Council has granted us planning permission for Eden Project Dundee.

“This is a major milestone for the project and the culmination of years of hard work by the Eden Project team, our partners in Dundee and the community who have engaged with us so generously.

“We will allow ourselves a moment of celebration but we are well aware there is still lots to do to make Eden Project Dundee a reality.

“We will now concentrate on working with all our partners, progressing the design, securing investment and continuing to deliver our community programmes in the city.”

Dundee Eden Project Details from Barbour ABI

The project will result in a visitor attraction which will combine exhibits, performance space, learning and immersive experiences, world class horticulture, live music, food and beverage, and more.

The project is working in partnership with the Dundee City Council, The University of Dundee, and The Northwood Charitable Trust.

Project ID: 12569976

Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Nicoll Russell Studios

Quantity Surveyor: Aecom

Civil Engineer: Buro Happold

Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering Limited

M&E Engineer: Atelier Te

Groundworks Contractor: Force One Limited

The roles assigned above were available at the time of this blog’s publication. Please view the project on the platform for updates. View the project here.

What is the Eden Project?

The Eden Project’s mission is to demonstrate and inspire positive action for the planet. The organisation transforms spaces to provide education and a reconnection with nature. New Eden Projects are prioritising putting the local themes and needs of the community and planet first. The projects are spread out globally with plans to grow.

About the author

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Megan Pounds

Megan specialises in SEO, content creation, and campaign production. She has been with Barbour ABI since 2023 and as Marketing Manager she works within all the Barbour ABI companies such as Barbour Product Search and AMA Research.

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