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Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne's Land

Gardyne’s Land is a complex of five historic buildings dating from the 16th century. The buildings are located in Dundee city centre and have in the most part been unoccupied and in decay since 1961. The earliest building, is the only complete surviving example of a 16th century Merchants House in Dundee. Gardyne’s Land as a whole is unique in that it survived the 1871 improvements act which removed much of the city centre historic fabric.

The Tayside Building Preservation Trust appointed Simpson & Brown to produce a Feasibility Study for the conversion and restoration of the buildings. This culminated in the proposal for conversion into a Youth Hostel. Works began in 2000 and completed in 2005 with a contract cost of £3 million.

Prior to the works the buildings showed a fascinating layering of history. The aim was for the retention of all important features, promoting public access with interpretation and to form continuing maintenance so as to prevent further deterioration.

Project name: Gardyne's Land
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