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Scottish Power lights the way as the first tenant to move into Water’s Edge at Dundee’s City Quay
Scottish Power is the first tenant to move into the much-anticipated Water’s Edge commercial office development in Dundee.
The energy company has taken a space in the historic former transit shed 25 which has been extensively refurbished by Tayforth Properties Ltd. to create a completely reimagined approach to office space designed to inspire, connect and energise 21st Century business innovators, entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Scottish Power staff moved into the 834 sq ft space on Monday (October 8) following a period of fitting-out.
Craig Paterson, Digital Director for ScottishPower said:
“We are delighted to be part of this exciting new development at Water’s Edge. Dundee is well known as a hub of digital innovation, so I can’t think of anywhere better to site our new ScottishPower Digital Studio where we will design and build cutting-edge, customer-centric, digital experiences for connected-home, electric vehicles and beyond.”
Stewart Clark, Managing Director of Tayforth Properties, said:
“We are thrilled to welcome an industry leader like Scottish Power to Water’s Edge and will reveal more new tenants over the coming weeks”.
“Launching a building of this quality and ambition in Dundee is a real achievement and we’re proud to have delivered a high-quality result”.
“The location of the Water’s Edge is unparalleled in regard to its proximity to Dundee’s revitalised waterfront and the vibrant attractions of the city centre, making it an ideal location for staff to work and play.”
The letting follows completion of a major refurbishment programme at the landmark building. The project created 15,000 sq ft of office space over two levels with original features retained and incorporated into the build which boasts specification of the highest quality.
Water’s Edge opens out from a central hub into a double height set of 11 office spaces, two of which are for co-working units. There are also seven meeting rooms and event and exhibition space.
The exhibition area will shortly be displaying art from a collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts.
With high-quality finishes throughout, Scottish Power and other future occupiers will benefit from a single connected system that will control and monitor everything from lighting and heating to security and energy usage via a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Tenants will also have access to ultra-fast broadband, car park spaces, cycle racks and changing rooms with high-powered showers.
The refurbishment project team included building contractor Lyon Building Services, architect Nicoll Russell Studios Ltd. and d3 Audio & Visual.