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