I was delighted to hear that Kengo Kuma’s design for the V&A Dundee building has won an international industry award.
As readers of previous blogs will know I am a great ambassador and advocate of Dundee as I think it is a fantastic place to live and do business. The V&A is an important catalyst for the City of Dundee to achieve its huge potential.
I believe that 2014 will be an amazing year for the City with the opening of the V&A, the continued development of the waterfront and the Commonwealth Games taking place in Scotland. This should generate a surge of people and businesses coming to the City which will have a huge positive impact on the local economy and the housing market in particular. I have already heard of various hotel chains and restaurants that are now actively looking at premises in Dundee and with an increase in the quality of retailing on the High Street this will reinforce Dundee’s reputation as a destination City. There has never been a better time to invest in Dundee in general and the local housing market in particular and I expect to see a surge of activity over the next couple of years. Now if only we could get Dundee FC into the SPL!Lindsay Darroch Head of Property