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Dundee is getting £20 million funding as part of a new major tailored regeneration programme

Dundee is set to receive £20 million as part of a new major tailored regeneration programme in partnership with the UK Government, it has been announced.

Dundee is the first area in Scotland to benefit from the Levelling Up partnership which will see £20 million be invested into projects in Dundee as part of a city-wide regeneration.

The funding will help go towards the following:

  • £5m backing for Dundee and Angus College, including £4.5m to build a new campus providing training opportunities in the digital, green skills, energy transition and construction sectors, and £500,000 for a new health and social care training facility

  • £3m towards the creation of new Grade A office development on the Waterfront  

  • £2.5m for grassroots projects focused on enhancing opportunities for young people, improving safety and benefitting the community

  • More than £2m to improve access to housing and boost regeneration in the city centre, including by refurbishing vacant properties, and reviewing the condition of the local private rented sector  

  • £2m to develop a specialist centre for protein science in the Life Sciences Innovation District 

  • £1.2m to develop a bespoke permanent home for the Dundee Museum of Transport at the Maryfield Tram Depot

  • £1.1m to establish a legal tech education centre and workspace 

  • £500,000 to complete a 26-mile active travel route around the city, connecting neighbourhoods on the outskirts with each other and the centre 

The funding will also help towards improving the city centre with £200,000 going towards the next phase of the City Centre Strategic Plan which aims to tackle issues and bring investment into the heart of the city.

£1 million is also being invested to refurbish historic buildings in the city and bring vacant spaces back into use.

A further £1 million will be invested in Dundee's Eastern Quarter with the aim to improve

£120,000 will be invested in commercial training and networking to support high-potential businesses in the city as well.

The Levelling Up Fund has also previously committed to delievering£2.6 million funding into the V&A Dundee, and the redevelopment of the Bell Street car park into a new transport hub, the latter of which gained controversy among some.


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