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August 13 2013

Dundee V&A granted planning permission
Dundee City Council has given the go ahead to the V&A at Dundee, clearing the way for the issue of tender notices.

Work to deliver the Kengo Kuma designed international centre of design has already begun with the infilling of Craig Harbour with demolition material from the former Maxweltown multis and Tayside House.

Work to demolish the Olympia swimming pool will commence next month, clearing the way for construction to commence by summer 2014 in order to complete by 2016 – in time to play a key role should the city win UK City of Culture 2017.

Philip Long, director of V&A at Dundee, said: “The V&A at Dundee team has been working on detailed plans to translate the outline design into a construction model, and that work is now almost complete.  The project is entering a new phase, where within the next few months people will begin to see evidence of V&A at Dundee coming into being.
 
“Kengo Kuma's fabulous design will give Dundee and Scotland a wonderful space to enjoy outstanding international exhibitions, and to learn about and get involved with Scotland’s remarkable history of design creativity.  I believe it will attract visitors from across the world.”
The V&A was controversially moved inland to cut costs
The V&A was controversially moved inland to cut costs
The V&A will be a focal point for waterfront regeneration
The V&A will be a focal point for waterfront regeneration

5 Comments

Cat Flap
#1 Posted by Cat Flap on 13 Aug 2013 at 17:32 PM
This is going to be special
Cattedrale nel deserto
#2 Posted by Cattedrale nel deserto on 14 Aug 2013 at 09:21 AM
Do they have funding in place?
urban realm
#3 Posted by urban realm on 14 Aug 2013 at 10:05 AM
There's currently a shortfall of around £13.55m.

The Scottish Government has committed £15m in capital towards the project’s £45million budget and £3.25m in development funding. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded it a first round pass of up to £9.2m, including £200,000 development funding, in May 2012. Private donors have contributed a further £4m.
dude
#4 Posted by dude on 14 Aug 2013 at 17:01 PM
cheaped drastically yet again this time the raked concrete seating/shell has been replaced with a sloped cladding system fixed to vertical walls. the internal city space is looking more and more like a traditional internalised space.
McGonagall
#5 Posted by McGonagall on 14 Aug 2013 at 17:47 PM
The building is much smaller and...
Now isn't on the water, but land...
8 figure shortfall, what a load of ball...
Sure if it's built, it'll be grand.

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