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BAM preferred for £45m V&A Dundee

4 Sep 14 BAM Construction is set to win the contract to build the £45m V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

Design for V&A Museum of Design Dundee by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Design for V&A Museum of Design Dundee by Kengo Kuma & Associates

BAM has been recommended as preferred bidder, subject to final approval at a meeting of Dundee City Council’s policy & resources committee next week. The council is leading the procurement on behalf of a consortium of public sector partners.

BAM Construction regional director Douglas Keillor said: “This is a project of international significance and it is great to hear that we have been recommended as the preferred main contractor. We keenly await the decision of Dundee City Council on Monday."

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre for design, housed in a new landmark building on Dundee's waterfront. The intention is for it to host exhibitions, celebrate Scotland's design heritage, promote contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation.

V&A Museum of Design Dundee forms part of the V&A's growth plan to take the London-based collections to a wider audience.

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

The new building has been designed by Japanese architectural practice Kengo Kuma & Associates. It will be Kengo Kuma's first British building and the first design museum to be built in the UK outside of London.

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