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Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery to move on site

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February 14 2014

Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery to move on site
BAM Construction has been confirmed as main contractor for a £6.8m museum and art gallery in Dunfermline by hub East Central Scotland. The first dedicated museum in the town it will narrate the history of the Kingdom of Fife and Scotland’s ancient capital.

Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery will include a café, offices, children’s library and gallery space which will conjoin a B-listed bank and library with a glazed extension and landscaping.

Viewing galleries and an overhead walkway will be incorporated into this space, offering elevated views of the historic town.

Neil McCormick, chief executive, hub East Central Scotland said, “The project is the latest example of a public and private sector partnership which is delivering major new community facilities across Fife with associated benefits including local employment initiatives, training opportunities, and involvement of SME’s”.

Work is expected to commence on the Richard Murphy designed building within the next few months for completion by 2016.
A B-listed bank and library have been incorporated into the design
A B-listed bank and library have been incorporated into the design
A dramatic entrance will be formed by turning the façade of a B-listed bank into a giant pivoting door
A dramatic entrance will be formed by turning the façade of a B-listed bank into a giant pivoting door

Plans for a town library first emerged back in 2006
Plans for a town library first emerged back in 2006
The museum is arranged around a top-lit central street
The museum is arranged around a top-lit central street

Thick masonry walls frame views of local landmarks
Thick masonry walls frame views of local landmarks

1 Comment

Robert J Webb
#1 Posted by Robert J Webb on 18 Dec 2014 at 11:16 AM
Wonderful! Can't wait to see it completed.

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