Dundee Museum of Transport

Working alongside the Dundee Museum of Transport (DMofT) we have produced fresh design proposals to convert the former Grade B Listed Maryfield Tram Depot in Dundee into a modern museum to provide them with a permanent home.

  • Size/Scale
  • Location Maryfield, Dundee
  • Client Dundee Museum of Transport
  • Completion

Dundee Museum of Transport

The proposals seek to re-use the existing fabric, conserving and restoring building elements where possible. With the works split into two phases to suit the project funding, the design had to be adaptive and allow flexibility to respond to the current and future needs of the DMofT. In phase one, a new steel structure and modern panelled roof will be installed to the dilapidated, fire-damaged rear section of the building with translucent poly-carbonate panels at high level to introduce light into the new exhibition space. Internally, the increased height will allow for future expansion via a mezzanine level offering the museum the ability to change the space to suit its needs. The entrance will be located centrally within an internal courtyard that spills out onto the new external display and events space creating a link between the building and its surroundings.

In phase two, the existing front section will be restored to its former glory to create additional exhibition space and external display area creating an interaction between the public street and the museum.

Given the nature and condition of the building, the project is complex and the team at Andrew Black Design are skilfully helping us navigate our way through, alleviating much of the pressure on our small organisation in the process. The team's professional and responsive approach gives us great hope of realising our ambitions through their continued support.”
- Paul Jennings, Executive Director, Dundee Museum of Transport