Human remains found in car park during renovation works

The discovery was made at a multi-storey car park in Dundee.

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Human remains have been found during construction work at a city centre car park.

Dundee Council have confirmed the discovery at a multi-storey building on Bell Street, near to Abertay University.

The car park was built in the 1970s on the site of the former New Howff graveyard.

The site is currently being transformed into a green transport hub – a project which has been allocated £14.4m from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

A Dundee City Council spokesperson said: “The council and contractors are aware that the site is a former graveyard and have made the appropriate arrangements should any human remains become uncovered during the project. 

“Any remains would be stored appropriately and reinterred at an agreed location at another cemetery in due course.” 

The burial ground was in use between 1836 before being closed by the council in 1871.

But in the 1960s permission was granted to turn the site into a car park, with around 10,000 bodies being exhumed during this process, according to The Courier newspaper.

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