Last month Open Change moved into our wonderful new offices in Tay Street Mews – right in the heart of Dundee, close to the DCA and a five minute walk from the railway station.
Tay Street Mews, on Tay Street Lane, dates from around 1830 and is built against part of the historic old town wall. Part of our offices was occupied by a disused electricity substation, and until the refurbishment none of the mews cottages had any power, water or sanitation.
Architect Andrew Black had the vision to turn this historic but neglected corner of central Dundee into, as he says “a contemporary business hub accommodating some of the best of Dundee’s creative talent”. Andrew Black Design and ourselves occupy two of the units, with a third yet to be taken.
Award winning Andrew Black Design has created a stunning development. They also were generous enough to allow us some creative input to the design of number twenty five. The building work was undertaken by West End Builders.
The short video above shows how the project developed from a building site in January – to a beautifully appointed gallery space for the GovJam Pop Up exhibition as part of Dundee Design Festival. And if you fancy a visit, ours is the lane that runs down the side of the Pheonix. Look out for the bunting. We’re at one end of it.