City Development

Robin Presswood
Robin Presswood

Executive Director of City Development

City Development leads the transformation of the city’s economy, built environment and transportation.  We drive forward the £1 billion redevelopment of Dundee's Waterfront and work with the business community to increase employment (Discover Work), Invest in Dundee and help support the City Centre. 

We lead the Dundee Partnership’s Fair Work and Enterprise, Discover Work and Tourism Partnerships, and have responsibility for Dundee’s Sustainability work, tackling the Climate Change Emergency and reducing Dundee’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions.

Dundee’s economy is transforming rapidly, and thanks to partnerships with the local Universities and Dundee and Angus College, is rapidly transforming into a Tech led economy with world-class research shaping key growth in sectors such as Life Sciences, Digital, Games, Cyber-security and Financial Services/Fintech.  The £700m Tay Cities Deal is hosted by City Development, and this will transform the Region’s economy and help secure a massive boost in the Region’s Culture and Tourism sector, building on the success of V&A Dundee.

We manage the Council’s corporate property portfolio, and lead a number of important statutory functions like Planning and Building Standards and Safety.  We have the enviable reputation as having one of the greenest Council vehicle fleets, led by our Fleet Team, and our Transportation is setting new records for attracting investment in active and sustainable travel.

The service is committed to partnership working to deliver the City’s objectives.  Our multi-disciplinary approach, with strong in-house Architectural Services and City Engineer has a long track record of success, with a common goal of creating jobs, raising the quality of life and improving the environment in the city.

City Development comprises:

If you want to explore to explore a new investment in the city or have a suggestion to help us improve services, please don’t hesitate to get in contact:

Floor 6, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS
Tel: 01382 433610