Curtis Moore is delighted to announce that the Dundee Railway Station project, including a brand new 120-room hotel and several retail units, is complete and as of Monday 9th July, fully open to the public and guests.
The station was officially opened by Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick, at a special event organised by the City Council outside the stations main entrance.
He said: “The revitalised Dundee Station creates a gateway to the city and is an excellent example of how the industry can work in partnership with the public and private sector to deliver to wider regeneration goals.”
The £38 million project was built as part of the £1 billion redevelopment of the entire Waterfront site by Dundee City Council. The scope of works carried out by Curtis Moore includes the complete external envelope consisting of Alphaton Terracotta, Senses Aluminium rainscreen & Baguette Cladding supplied by James & Taylor, as well as PPC circular column casings & Eyebrow flashing to the east & west elevations, supplied by FAB24. All flashings for the project had to be manufactured with curves to match the radius of the building.
The complex geometry of the building coupled with the fact it was situated at a live railway station in the busy area of Dundee Waterfront made for a more challenging project. Not only this, the volume of other trades working at any one point along with a deadline for completion prior to the Golf Open in Carnoustie starting on the 15th July increased the challenges and although the majority of the project was done within normal working hours, the trackside work at the west elevation was all completed during nightshift.
This project was run by Graeme Ritchie, Andy Kelly and David Robertson overseen by Alex Miller our Operations Director, who have all done a fantastic job producing an outstanding looking building delivered to the client on time. The photographs within this blog have skilfully been taken by Andy Kelly as well!
The station and hotel will start welcoming passengers from all over the world straight away, as people will be making their way to Carnoustie for the British Golf Open 2018.
City development director Mike Galloway, who was also present at the Grand Opening, called the building one of the “major landmarks in the city’s regeneration”.
Once again, the Curtis Moore team enjoyed working with main contractor, Balfour Beatty, on this project which took two and a half years to complete. Ashleigh Thomson, Business Development Director at Curtis Moore said: This was a brilliant job with a lot of hard work from the site team to get the project over the line in time for the opening. We’re thrilled to have played a part in this new facility which will add value and trade to the city of Dundee.”