VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Dundee is the fifth most deprived council area of Scotland (Scottish Multiple Index of Deprivation (SMID) 2020 data). The graphics below are a visualisation of the analysis and provide detail on the geographic impact of deprivation in Dundee. ACD understands that there is a need to better involve the community in a variety of ways to help break the cycle of deprivation within the city. The community organisation aims to improve multiple areas of deprivation, both directly and indirectly, through their service provision in the areas of school outreach and community work.
For Alexander Community Development to reach its full potential, in delivering services across Dundee, we require a significantly larger space. Building a space within Coldside of Dundee, will not only help to revitalise the area but will also help to tackle the increasing gap in development between Dundee’s waterfront and the rest of the city.
It is vital for ACD that this build is energy efficient and harness new technologies to future proof the building and to ensure its sustainability for use by future generations. We are looking to have various types of renewable energy sources such as solar panels, air source heating, energy retention batteries and electric car charging stations. By installing this technology, it will also give us a platform to offer training in the technology and offer school level courses such as ‘Transition to Renewables’. This building will also become a large part of the wider 3rd sector community in Dundee. We will continue to grow our distribution and logistical services.