Derek Mackay officially opens Tayforth
Minecraft has been a hugely successful video game for a number of years, enabling gamers to build virtual worlds with the touch of a button. And now, two of the movers and shakers behind the console version of the game’s development have created an exceptional building in the real world. The result is the superb Water’s Edge, an iconic re-imagined collection of workspaces on the banks of the River Tay.
Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns, local entrepreneurs, are co-owners of 4J Studios, the company that helped to bring Minecraft to the masses. Their latest venture, the development of Water’s Edge, has resulted in a truly stunning working environment that will play host to both individuals and companies, not to mention a picturesque waterside terrace and a brand new café and restaurant.
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Water’s Edge is the latest addition to what has been a major regeneration project along Dundee’s famous waterfront. The evolution of the area has led to the creation of an impressive selection of high tech offices, prestigious new homes, celebrated cultural landmarks, high end stores and even an urban beach.
The vision for Water’s Edge centres on a desire to attract motivated, creative professionals and to provide a location which inspires them to inspire each other. The offices and meeting rooms offer high tech connectivity and the public area is designed to encourage networking in both organised and informal ways. Bouncing ideas around will come naturally to those who work here.
The development of Water’s Edge has rightly been seen as a boost to the business scene in Dundee, but it’s hoped that the rather unique workspaces will attract creative professionals from elsewhere, too. This is a working environment that has been designed to nurture inspiration and productivity for all tenants. And thanks to Chris and Paddy’s iconic reputations, high profile freelancers and organisations are already sitting up and taking notice.