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Water’s Edge introduces the next generation of workspace with Smart Building technology attracting UK-wide interest

Intelligent workplace design is credited with boosting creativity, productivity and ultimately profitability. It’s a blueprint that tech entrepreneurs and developers of the Minecraft console editions, Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns, are embracing in their latest business venture.

Tayforth Properties Ltd. – which is jointly owned by Chris and Paddy and operated by Managing Director Stewart Clark – is currently developing the historic Shed 25 building overlooking Dundee’s City Quay marina into the highly-anticipated Water’s Edge commercial office development.

Perth-based Smart Building specialist d3 Audio & Visual – who have worked with the likes of Manchester United FC, DC Thomson, Skyscanner, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Welsh Rugby Union – has been enlisted to install a single connected system that will control and monitor everything from lighting and heating to security and energy usage via a smartphone, tablet or computer.

When complete in early 2018, Water’s Edge will combine a stunning quayside location with cutting edge technology, ultra-fast broadband and flexible workspaces. The development will also host one of Dundee’s largest restaurant/cafés which is due to open at the end of 2018.

Andrew McCully, Co-owner, d3 Audio & Visual Technologies, explained:

“Given our track record in the field of smart technology, d3 Audio & Visual is delighted to be collaborating on Tayforth’s vision for this ground-breaking project. Water’s Edge really stands out from the pack with some innovative technology and smart design to automatically control internal operations. Everything in this workplace – access, alarm, lights, temperatures – will be fully automated and can be controlled simply and quickly with a smartphone or tablet. This makes for a great working environment as well as saving energy and cutting down on utility costs.”

Stewart Clark, Managing Director of developers Tayforth Properties Ltd., added:

“Nationally there’s a great demand for Smart Building space, and Water’s Edge has attracted a great deal of interest from employers across the UK because it ticks all the boxes in terms of technological specification, design and location.”

Businesses who are interested in finding out more about Water’s Edge should contact Stewart Clark on 07782 637 420 or email stewart.clark@tayforth.com

Elastic Creative commissioned to create brand identity for Dundee’s Water’s Edge project

Tayforth Properties Ltd. has commissioned brand agency Elastic Creative to create a brand identity for its much-anticipated Water’s Edge commercial office development overlooking Dundee’s City Quay marina.

Conceived as a catalyst to inspire, connect and energise 21st Century business innovators, entrepreneurs and freelancers, Water’s Edge is an open-plan, flexible workspace which ranges from offices with capacity for 50 people through to individual co-working desks.

Owned by Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns (founders of 4J Studios and developers of the Minecraft console editions), and operated by Managing Director Stewart Clark, Tayforth Properties Ltd. is working with Dundee-based architects Nicoll Russell Studios Ltd. and contractors Lyon Building Services to deliver the project this Winter.

lastic Creative has strong links with the city. Owner and Creative Director Lauren Rennet is a proud Dundonian who, along with two of the firm’s Directors, gained her degree in design from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

The eye-catching branding – which will be used across the development to create everything from signage to web design – is reflective of Water’s Edge incredible location by Camperdown Dock.

Lauren Rennet, Owner and Creative Director, Elastic Creative, said:

“Elastic Creative was delighted to be invited to create a brand identity which truly reflects Tayforth’s vision to deliver a fantastic shared business space where the energy will flow.

“Tayforth’s entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and energy for innovation is genuine and infectious. We were determined to find a way to express these qualities in an instantly recognisable brand for Water’s Edge that reflected its philosophy that ‘good energy is contagious’.

“The new brand also offered an opportunity to create something that stands out in the building sector. I’m very excited by Dundee’s renaissance and the creative energy of the city and I believe the brand not only reflects the ethos of Water’s Edge but also provides a focal point that seamlessly compliments the design landscape of this incredible quayside development.”

Stewart Clark, Managing Director of developers Tayforth Properties Ltd., said:

“Working with Elastic Creative was a pivotal decision for Tayforth Properties, resulting in real distinction for our Water’s Edge brand.

“Creating the new generation of office space here at Water’s Edge in Dundee has been an exciting journey, and the new branding matches our vision to create an office environment which nurtures creative thinking, encourages collaboration and enhances productivity.”

Original features have been retained and incorporated into Water’s Edge which boasts cutting-edge technology, co-working space and meeting rooms, plus ultra-fast broadband and temperature control.

What will ultimately become Dundee’s largest restaurant and café, with inspiring views overlooking the water, will complete the development.

Businesses who are interested in finding out more about Water’s Edge should contact Stewart Clark on 07782 637 420 or email stewart.clark@tayforth.com

Dundee’s Tayforth Properties is delighted by UK-wide surge of interest in Water’s Edge office development

Top industry professionals from the British Council for Offices (BCO) have praised the “scale and ambition” of Dundee’s Water’s Edge office development which is attracting a high level of interest from employers UK-wide.

Speaking after a recent, behind-the-scenes visit to the site, which overlooks City Quay marina, John Shepherd, BCO Committee Member and Director of Whiteburn Projects Ltd, said: “The scale and ambition of this unique workspace project at Water’s Edge is impressive and one of those gems which occasionally emerges when you get a client as creative as Tayforth Properties and a responsive architect such as Nicoll Russell Studios.”

Stewart Clark, Managing Director of developers Tayforth Properties Ltd. and Ryan Cathro, from architects Nicoll Russell Studios Ltd. welcomed the group to Water’s Edge, which has been conceived as the next generation of commercial space and a catalyst to inspire, connect and energise 21st Century business innovators, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Tayforth MD Stewart Clark revealed that there has been a huge surge of advance interest in the state-of -the art development from across the UK.

He said: “We have been delighted by the level of interest In Water’s Edge from employers as far afield as London, Newcastle and Aberdeen keen to hear more about the timing, scale and location of the project. UK-wide there’s a great demand for high quality office space and Water’s Edge ticks all the boxes in terms of quality, specification and location.”

From offices with capacity for 50 people through to individual co-working desks, Tayforth Properties is creating an open-plan, flexible workspace designed to nurture creative thinking, encourage collaboration and enhance productivity.

Original features have been retained and incorporated into Water’s Edge which boasts cutting-edge technology, co-working space and meeting rooms, plus ultra-fast broadband and temperature control.

What will ultimately become Dundee’s largest restaurant and café, with inspiring views overlooking the water, will complete the development which is due to be finished by the end of 2017.

Businesses who are interested in finding out more about Water’s Edge should contact Stewart Clark on 07782 637 420 or email stewart.clark@tayforth.com

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Water’s Edge developer Tayforth Properties Ltd. becomes the 550th member of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce

Water’s Edge developer Tayforth Properties Ltd. has become the 550th member of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC).

Managing Director Stewart Clark received a certificate to mark the milestone moment after showing DACC Chief Executive Alison Henderson around the state-of-the-art commercial office development which is currently being built by Tayforth overlooking Dundee’s City Quay marina.

Situated on the historic Shed 25 site between Camperdown Dock and Victoria Dock, Water’s Edge has been conceived as a catalyst to inspire, connect and energise 21st Century business innovators, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Tayforth Properties Ltd., which is owned by Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns (founders of 4J Studios and developers of the Minecraft console editions), and operated by Managing Director Stewart Clark, is working with Dundee-based architects Nicoll Russell Studios Ltd. and contractors Lyon Building Services to deliver the project in 2017.

Alison Henderson said: “Tayforth Properties Ltd. are a key part of Dundee’s ambitious waterfront regeneration and I am delighted to welcome them into Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce.

“It was great to get an exclusive tour of Water’s Edge and hear more about the concept behind this impressive business development.

“I am certain that it will have great appeal to entrepreneurs, freelancers, nonprofits, and businesses large and small looking for the flexibility, resources and inspiration they need to create success.”

Stewart Clark added: “Tayforth Properties is excited to be creating this incredible business space and believe it will be a unique asset to the city of Dundee and beyond.

“The whole concept of Water’s Edge is focussed on nurturing creative thinking, encouraging collaboration and ultimately enhancing productivity, by combining historic detail with modern aesthetic and cutting-edge technology.

“Water’s Edge will also offer Dundee’s most impressive co-working space complete with state-of-the-art amenities.”

Original features have been retained and incorporated into the development which boasts specification of the highest quality, including ultra-fast broadband and temperature control.

From offices with capacity for 50 people through to individual co-working desks – open-plan, flexible workspace is at the heart of Water’s Edge.

The co-working concept is popular with entrepreneurs looking for creative collaboration and larger companies needing a satellite office or temporary space between moves or renovations. It is also viewed as an alternative to working from home or leasing office space.

What will ultimately become Dundee’s largest restaurant and café, with inspiring views overlooking the water, will complete the development.

Businesses who are interested in finding out more about Water’s Edge should contact Stewart Clark on 07782 637 420 or email stewart.clark@tayforth.com