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The Eden Project could expand in Dundee in Scotland
Posted on 29/05/2020

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The Eden Project, the ecological botanical garden in Cornwall, has announced it is considering the creation of a new attraction in Dundee. Famous for its Biome domes and undercover rainforest, it has been opened since 2001 and welcomed more than 22 million visitors.

The new collaboration

The new collaboration
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According to them, this would be a "transformational and regenerative with an overarching theme of humanity's connection to the natural world", and is part of expanding projects, in particular the Eden Project Scotland.

David Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International, said: "We are really excited to be working in Dundee. It is a vibrant city with big ambitions and we hope to be able to create something that encapsulates its unique appeal.

"The opening of the city's V&A in 2018 was a bold statement of intent and we want to be part of the next wave, helping establish Dundee as a truly world-class destination.

"The city was traditionally known for its jute, jam and journalism, to which we would hope to add some joy, jubilation and, if not an actual jungle, at least the spirit that enabled us to build one under cover in an abandoned quarry in Cornwall."

Since it opened, the Eden Project has generated £2 billion, and it is now working with businesses and institutions in the area to get the perfect site for the project and to look closer into creating jobs and boosting the economy.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said: "We are delighted to be working with Eden Project International and our local and national partners on such an exciting collaboration.

"Bringing Eden Project Scotland to Dundee would not only mean securing an amazing asset for local people to enjoy, but also adding another world-class attraction to our future visitor offer."