V&A Dundee, due to open on 15th September 2018, will be an international centre for design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. The V&A Dundee will be housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee's waterfront. It will host major exhibitions, celebrate Scotland's design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation for the future.
In September 2014 BAM Construction was appointed as preferred bidder for the building designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. Funding for the museum is being achieved by both public and private donations including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland and a wide range of charitable trusts and companies. In addition to Scottish Government and lottery support, the campaign to fund the V&A Museum of Design Dundee aims to raise further funds.
This is an extraordinary, once in a century opportunity to transform Dundee. To make a unique contribution to Scotland's cultural landscape, inspire generations and showcase Scotland's rich legacy of design.
V&A Dundee and its surrounding area can also be viewed by downloading the Dundee Waterfront Interactive Tour App for iPad and Android
Construction Progress Images:
To enable external cladding and landscaping works the west (Perth) bound inside lane of Riverside Esplanade and one lane of the Tay Road Bridge west bound off ramp will be closed from April 3 for much of 2017: View the press release for further information
The V&A Dundee Construction site and RRS Discovery illuminated as part of the Christmas Light Night 2016 event
(above photos by Robert Perry)
Core of building with RRS Discovery.
Construction of the archway between the buildings.
Construction of the wall of the main hall.
Hoardings celebrating design have been placed around the site whilst foundations for the V&A building are now being put in place. Read the press release here
(June 2015) Work begins within the cofferdam
(May 2015) Cofferdam works in the River Tay are completed.
(April 2015) Work to construct a cofferdam within the River Tay in progress:
To view older images of the construction works at the V&A Museum Of Design Dundee please follow this link