Good news for Zaha as work on Transport Museum looks set to begin
Work on Zaha Hadid's troubled Transport Museum project in Glasgow will start in weeks, according to local newspaper reports.
The £74 million project looked in doubt after Scottish National Party leader John Mason called for the scheme to be abandoned back in June.
Mason's call followed the project’s second budget hike in just 18 months, which saw the museum's costs spiral by more than £15 million.
Despite this, a progress report on the development has, according to the Glasgow Herald, set the start date for construction as 12 November, with the proposals to be given final approval by the end of this month.
The report states that construction can only begin once work on the quayside walls is completed – also set for the end of October.
The news of a start date will come as a major boost to Iraqi-born Hadid, who had been asked to cut costs on her design.