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Kengo Kuma's Dundee V&A outpost submitted for planning

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Kengo Kuma and Associates has submitted its plans for a proposed new £45 million outpost for the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Dundee

Working with Scotland’s cre8architecture and Arup, the Japanese practice won the high-profile international contest to design the waterfront landmark in November 2010 ahead of an impressive field that included Steven Holl Architects, REX and Snøhetta (AJ 03.11.10).

The Scottish government has committed more than £18 million to the project which will sit in the River Tay south of Craig Harbour.

A spokesman for V&A at Dundee said: ‘This is another significant milestone for the project and the result of a lot of hard work by the design team and others in the wider project team over the past few months.’

The scheme is set to complete in 2015.

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New images: funding windfall for Kengo Kuma’s Dundee V&A

The Scottish government has pledged an extra £1.75 million towards Kengo Kuma and Associates’ proposed new £45 million outpost for the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Dundee

Working with Scotland’s cre8architecture and Arup, Kuma won the high-profile international contest to design the waterfront landmark in November 2010 ahead of an impressive field that included Steven Holl Architects, REX and Snøhetta (AJ 03.11.10).

In total, the government has now committed more than £18 million to the project which will sit in the River Tay south of Craig Harbour.

Preparatory work on the site of the proposed scheme began earlier this week and a full planning application is expected to be submitted in late March.

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: ‘The V&A at Dundee is an international cultural project which has the potential to bring great benefits to the city and the whole of Scotland. It will attract visitors from all over the world and presents an opportunity to strengthen Dundee’s reputation as a centre for the creative industries.

‘Our significant financial contribution will enable the V&A at Dundee, with its iconic waterfront building, to work towards opening in 2015, placing the project at the centre of Dundee’s regeneration.

Philip Long, director of the V&A at Dundee, added: ‘We intend that V&A at Dundee will be an international centre of design for the widest public, housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s developing waterfront. [The museum] will show major exhibitions of international design, celebrate our own design heritage, inspire and help develop contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation for the future. We are delighted to have the Scottish government’s continuing wholehearted support for this vision.’

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The V&A at Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee, a partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dundee City Council, the Universities of Dundee and Abertay Dundee, and Scottish Enterprise.

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