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BAM starts on Dunfermline gallery

17 Dec 14 BAM Construction has begun work on a new £12m museum and art gallery in the centre of Dunfermline.

Various local dignitaries help BAM’s Douglas Keillor (on the left) get work under way
Various local dignitaries help BAM’s Douglas Keillor (on the left) get work under way

The new Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery building (pictured below) will be integrated with the Dunfermline Carnegie Library, which closed in March 2014. It will house a museum over two floors, three temporary exhibition galleries, a café, a new children’s library and a local history, study and archives space. It is scheduled to open at the end of 2016.

Fife Council has committed £8.25m to the project. The Heritage Lottery Fund is contributing £2.8m and The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust has committed £1m.

BAM Construction regional director Doug Keillor said: “Designing and planning a modern building to tie into adjoining existing listed structures is not easy and our team of managers and designers have worked closely with the council to make sure that everything has been thought through and our client is getting exactly what they want and need. It has taken time, but that has been time well spent when you look at the end product. The level of detail we’ve gone into during the planning stage should allow us to deliver a showpiece building on time and budget.”

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