Peak Performance

This bold new building is highly energy efficient too, with a BREEAM energy rating of ‘Excellent’, thanks to features such as the state-of-the-art cooling system which provides optimum climate control year-round.

The highest specifications and sustainable building practices have been applied to Dundee One, to produce a working environment fit for purpose for decades to come. This flows on to the shared spaces with elegant lift lobbies and reception. Some key features include a welcoming reception area, lift lobbies lined with luxury carpets, and accessible bathrooms with unisex showers and designer sanitary ware.

Recognising that increasing numbers of people relish the health benefits of cycling to work, the building has been designed with this in mind, with showers on every floor, drying facilities and a wealth of prominent cycling spaces.


  • Open plan offices column free apart from four internal columns
  • Structural Grid: 6m x 12m
  • Planning Grid: 1.5m x 1.5m


  • Entrance lobby/reception floor finished in large format porcelain tiles on an insulated heated floor with matching tiled skirtings
  • Wall in front of the reception desk has full height oak panels with stainless steel edging and oak shelves
  • Wall to the rear of the desk finished with a backlit Barrisol
  • High quality spot and concealed cathode lighting

Lift Lobbies

  • Ground floor finished in high quality porcelain tiles on an insulated heated floor
  • First to fourth floor with luxury carpet finish
  • Satin stainless steel architraves and surrounds
  • Ceilings with recessed energyefficient downlighters


  • Two 10-12 person passenger lifts are provided with a design speed of 1.6 m/s
  • Quality finishes and tiling to reflect the lobbies and reception areas
  • Fully DDA compliant

WCs and Showers

  • Separate male and female toilets with a unisex shower and accessible WC on each floor
  • High quality finishes with branded designer sanitary ware
  • Fully DDA compliant


  • 1 person per 10m²


  • Fully accessible raised access floors with a clear 395mm void zone with galvanised sheet steel encased panels
  • Floor loading 4KN plus 1kN/m²


  • High quality perforated metal ceiling panels
  • Ground floor office ceilings provide a clearance of 3.2m above FFL with 2.7m to the remaining floors

Heating and Cooling

  • Heating and comfort cooling provided throughout by a displacement ventilation installation with perimeter heating
  • Fresh air and extract ventilation provided throughout
  • The mechanical services for the office are designed to satisfy the following criteria:
    • Summer External Temperature 26oC
    • Winter External
    • Temperature - 4oC
    • Office Internal Temperature 24 oC for 95% of occupied time

Fresh Air

  • Min 12 litre/s per person
  • Risers are provided for future tenant’s retrofit to a full air condition system


  • Lighting provided throughout office areas by modular high frequency fluorescent luminaires to provide an average light level of 450 lux in accordance with CIBSE LG7
  • A microprocessor-based lighting control system is provided and can be customised to suit future space planning requirements


  • Small power is designed to provide 15 Watts/m2
  • Tenants’ distribution boards provided to allow future underfloor power installation up to 15W/m2


  • Sized for 35W/m2 to allow for future tenant upgrade
  • Electrical services within office floors are designed to allow each floor to have four separate utility electrical meters
  • Dedicated data space provided on each floor
  • Incoming data ducts provided at two diverse locations
  • Containment provided at entrance doors to all office floors to facilitate future tenants’ security fit-out
  • A new LV incoming power supply

Fire Alarms

  • An addressable fire alarm and detection system is provided to L2 standard


  • Flexible space within risers for tenant telephony installation

Car Parking

  • The building enjoys 20 car parking spaces, two of which are for disabled users and with provision for 48 cycle spaces. Additional car parking can be arranged close by
  • Parking ratio 1:2500 sq ft


  • Fixed CCTV cameras provided to cover the external entrance and the main entrance foyer
  • Monitoring and recording equipment shall be located within the reception desk
  • PIR detection shall be provided to cover all ground floor office elevations
  • Glass break dual tec detectors shall be provided within the entrance foyers to detect any breaking glass
  • Electronic door access shall be provided at the entrance foyer


  • Granite setts to the parking bays south of the office, permeable paving to the parking bays to the west of the office, conservation paving and setts to surround remainder
  • Feature Heritage gate posts and lighting columns at West Victoria Dock Road entrance
  • Trees planted next to the footpaths to all four sides of the office
  • Roof terrace on top level with panoramic views over Dundee and River Tay

Window Cleaning

  • Cleaning from inside the building as the windows have been specified with a tilt and turn opening mechanism
  • All curtain walling is to be cleaned externally from mobile platforms