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Scottish Government announces £3m V&A at Dundee funding

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October 8 2012

Scottish Government announces £3m V&A at Dundee funding
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed that £3m funding will be made available to the V&A at Dundee as part of efforts to rejuvenate Dundee’s waterfront.

The £45m museum project’s design has been led by Kengo Kuma & Associates working in collaboration with Cre8architecture.

It will provide 86,000sq/ft of accommodation for a range of exhibition spaces, education suites and leisure uses and is intended to redefine the city’s relationship with the River Tay.

Hyslop said: “V&A at Dundee is an international cultural project that will attract visitors from all over the world. It is also at the heart of this city’s waterfront regeneration, the benefits of which are already beginning to be appreciated not only in Dundee but across Scotland.

“That is why I have allocated £3 million to this project in 2013-14, as part of the total £18 million funding package from the Scottish Government. 

1 Comment

Alexander Fraser
#1 Posted by Alexander Fraser on 10 Oct 2012 at 14:11 PM
Surely there is a disproportionate additional cost attached to the decision to construct the V & A at Dundee over water? Exactly how much does this add to the construction costs - 25% perhaps. How much will it add to the operating costs? Everything in the building will have to be brought over from the land and everything leaving the building must be transported in reverse; including waste, sewage and exhibits. Not another Scottish Parliament building surely?

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