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Video: Kengo Kuma's Dundee V&A outpost on film

The first footage of the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Dundee project and its place on the waterfront has been released


Previous story: Kengo Kuma’s V&A outpost wins Government cash boost (17.01.11)

The Victoria & Albert (V&A) Dundee project has been boosted by a £5 million cash injection by the Scottish Government

The project’s partners can now press ahead with fundraising plans for the full costs of the building of the proposed museum - expected to cost around £47 million. The initial cash injection from the Government will help pay to secure Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s services.

Scotland’s culture minister Fiona Hyslop said: ‘The Scottish Government is making a significant capital contribution to the project, providing a sound funding basis to which the partnership can add from other sources to enable the project to proceed.

‘The international architecture competition sparked an incredible response. With an internationally-renowned architect in place, and a fantastic design, the V&A at Dundee will be an iconic building on the waterfront.’

The Scottish Government will provide capital funding of £458,000 in 2010/11, while it has earmarked £3.1m in the draft 2011/12 spending plans.

Revenue funding of £280,000 will be made available in 2010/11, with £1m for the following year.

The new building is expected to start on site in 2012 and could open its doors to the public in 2015.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Kevan Shaw

    It seems highly unlikely that the building proposed for the competition can be built for anything resembling the budget, so there will either be a different building or a major funding shortfall. This was not the intention for this project so how long before we know if this project will be real or just another fabulous dream that will never be built?

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