The Malting House Design Studio move into new premises

A Dundee design studio is celebrating its upcoming 15th anniversary by moving into a newly converted business hub. 

The Malting House Design Studio is taking up residence in the third and final self-contained unit within Tay Street Lane Mews.

Joining architects Andrew Black Design and service design agency Open Change, The Studio’s arrival marks the completion of the project which saw Andrew Black and his team breathe new life into the 19th century building.

Set in the heart of Dundee’s Cultural Quarter, the building dates back to around 1830 and is built against part of the historic old town wall. The buildings are C listed and the exterior was renovated in 2011 by Dundee City Council. Initially a shell, the traditional mews building has been regenerated with a striking, modern interior.

The Malting House owner Wendy Maltman is approaching her 15th year in business. Building upon a diverse career spanning over 20 years, Wendy, a prize-winning honours graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, was eager to find an innovative property solution to facilitate business growth.

Wendy commented, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be moving into this fantastic new development which will give the business greater visibility and the capacity to grow. I have always been interested in history and heritage and Tay Street Mews has been beautifully converted to celebrate the history of the building while meeting the needs of a modern design studio. These inspirational surroundings will provide the perfect environment in which to explore new creative avenues, welcome clients and increase our contribution to Dundee’s flourishing creative sector.”

Andrew Black, Wendy’s new neighbour and the architect behind the project added, “We are delighted to welcome The Malting House Design Studio into our design hub, which marks the completion of the development as a whole. We received overwhelming interest from prospective tenants and Wendy’s business is a fantastic and fitting addition to this collective of local design talent. We very much look forward to both collaborating and growing our respective businesses within such a unique environment.”

The Malting House Design Studio produces marketing materials and branding solutions for a host of businesses and charities, creating compelling and memorable designs for everything from stationery and brochures to exhibition banners and websites. Improving clients’ brand recognition and building customer engagement, their portfolio includes Fairways, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, University of Dundee, Ewgeco, Dundee Science Centre and Cambus O’May Creamery.

The Malting House has also created stunning exhibitions and interactive materials for a host of museums throughout the UK including Whitehead Railway Museum in Northern Ireland, Carnegie Library and Galleries in Dunfermline, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle, and Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther. Closer to home, The Studio was also the creative force behind the Tay Road Bridge’s 50th birthday exhibition and the Mary Slessor Centenary exhibition at Dundee’s Verdant Works. 

As well as supporting other businesswomen throughout Scotland in her current role as President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen, Wendy is an active member of The Rotary Club of Dundee. The Malting House is also a member of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and the Museums Association.

For more information, telephone Wendy on (01382) 201171, email or visit