Building owner/client:

YMCA Broughty Ferry

Architect or lead designer:

Nick Toner

Local Authority Area:


Nominating Body:

Dundee City Council

Project Description

Y-Garden is the redevelopment of an abandoned site through community efforts. Work was started by a group from the Criminal Justice Service, and continued by Grove Academy pupils. The space is now accessible to members of the community for individual, group or community projects.

Supporting Statement

YMCA Broughty Ferry was in danger of closing down and leaving Broughty Ferry without a central community centre. The Y-Garden and other initiatives are YMCA's way of opening up to the community and also being led by the community. Current groups of Grove pupils are working adding a pond and some upcycled planters in the form of a train.