Whiteburn Portfolio: The Tun
Whiteburn secured an option on the former East Tun building on the Scottish Courage brewery site, just prior to the Donald Dewar’s announcement that Holyrood was chosen to be the location for Scotland’s new parliament.
Following a design competition, we appointed Allan Murray Architects, who then obtained consent for a mixed-use development –retaining the old brewery shell and adding a striking new facade canted onto Holyrood Road.
From here we initially secured the BBC as anchor tenant, before adding a further array of government, public sector and cultural occupiers (British Council, European Parliament, Scottish Enterprise) and a pub, plus in the interim the Scottish Parliament visitor centre, which was then converted to an oriental restaurant and bar.
The Tun went on to win the British Council for Offices (BCO) awards for Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland and the UK – a testament to Whiteburn’s place-making achievement.
Whiteburn held The Tun as an investment to first review, then sold on to an investment fund.
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I am so pleased with my apartment. From the moment I walked in it had the wow factor. My friends and family all comment on how modern and amazing it looks. I always look forward to getting home to seeing the grand entrance hall and settling down in my open plan living space, looking out my bay window.Karen – Ashludie House
Friendly service with fantastic communication throughout. The finish quality is excellent and the aftercare service has been exceptional.Janette – Ashludie House
It has been a pleasure to work with Whiteburn, who have an obvious passion for not only creating beautiful places to live, but for also making a positive impact on the wider context in which they build. Their ambition to convert a much loved, but neglected Dundee landmark has brought a new lease of life to the building as well as the surrounding neighbourhood and their attention to detail and care for the end user has provided a valuable addition to Dundee’s housing stock.Neil – Page / Park Architects – Architects for the Parkview Development, Dundee
We purchased a property from Whiteburn in February 2016. We were attracted to the site by the high quality of the work clearly visible when passing the site. The attention to the appearance of the completed areas of the site despite the ongoing work clearly showed an attention to detail sadly lacking on most developments. The property is well designed and offered a high specification apartment in a well planned environment. I have found Whiteburn to be a very professional organisation who have produced a high quality construction backed up by a very helpful, courteous Customer Care Staff.Iain – Parkview, Dundee
The flat has exceeded expectations in terms of design, quality of fittings and particularly its outstanding vistas in all directions. It has genuinely earned a ‘wow’ response from all our visitors. The development is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and has excellent transport links with key resources within the city. Our contacts with the development company and the contractors at all levels have been both effective and cordial. We are happy to recommend Whiteburn.Ian and Isobel – Parkview, Dundee