V&A at Dundee Building

V&A at Dundee Building Costs, Museum Project Tayside, News, Architect, Report

V&A at Dundee Building

Waterfront Museum Building in Tayside, East Scotland – design by Kengo Kuma & Associates, Japan

15 Aug 2015

V&A at Dundee Costs Review

V&A in Dundee Costs Analysis

A review into the £80m price tag of Dundee’s V&A museum has concluded that the way the costs were estimated was not “sufficiently robust” to address the building’s “unique challenges”, reports the BBC.

V&A at Dundee

The independent review also said that more frequent and direct reporting to councillors “would have been helpful”. The cost of the project had previously been estimated at £45m.

V&A at Dundee

Procurement expert John McClelland has made a number of recommendations which will be considered by councillors.
He was commissioned by councillors earlier this year to examine the reasons for the spiralling cost of the project. He was also asked to identify lessons that could be learned.

His report concluded that the international benchmarking approach, which formed the basis of the original project cost estimates, was not robust enough to address the challenges associated with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s award-winning design.

V&A at Dundee

The report said: “As the detailed design process moved forward, it became apparent that the technical requirements and construction method involved would place real pressure on the budget.”

V&A at Dundee Costs Review – report in full

Film added, ‘Construction work starts on V&A Museum of Design Dundee‘, includes a fly-through later in the video:

A “ground-breaking” ceremony on the V&A Museum of Design Dundee’s waterfront site marked the formal start of construction work today (5 March).

Film added, ‘Real places in real time featuring V&A Dundee‘:

by LiveVisualisation.uk

18 Jan 2015

V&A at Dundee Costs

V&A in Dundee Costs Spiral

Inquiry calls as “fiasco” of Dundee’s V&A museum costs balloon: Ministers should investigate the spiralling costs of one of Scotland’s most prestigious new buildings, it has been claimed, reports Herald Scotland, 17th January 2015.

V&A at Dundee waterfront

The call came after it emerged the landmark V&A museum on Dundee’s waterfront has risen dramatically from £49m to more than £80m.

Leading Scottish architects have described the escalating costs and delays of the project, an ambitious design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, as a “fiasco”.

V&A at Dundee Costs – report in full

18 Jan 2013

V&A at Dundee virtual flythrough:

17 Jan 2013

V&A at Dundee Funding News

V&A in Dundee Donations

£4m in private donations have been recieved for the V&A museum in Dundee, which will go towards the project’s fundraising target of £45m.

V&A at Dundee waterfront building

Kengo Kuma

V&A at Dundee + shortlisted architects designs
V&A Dundee Delugan Meissl

V&A Museum Dundee : background information on the competition

Location:Dundee ‘




Dundee Architecture

Dundee Architecture Designs – chronological list

Dundee Buildings

V & A Museum Building, London

V & A Boilerhouse Yard Building, London

Dundee Buildings

Maggies Centre, Ninewells
Design: Frank Gehry, architect
Maggies Centre Dundee
photo © Adrian Welch

Maggies Centre in Dundee

Frank Gehry Dundee Building : Critique




Dundee Contemporary Arts
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Dundee Contemporary Arts
image from Richard Murphy Architects

Dundee Contemporary Arts Building

Queen Mother Building, Dundee University Campus
Design: Page/Park Architects
Dundee University building
photo © Keith Hunter

Dundee University Building

Apex Hotel in Dundee

Website: Dundee, Scotland

V & A Museum Jewellery Gallery

V & A Museum Gallery Design

V&A Museum Women’s Amenities

Frank Gehry Architecture

Comments / photos for the V&A at Dundee Architecture page welcome

V&A Museum Dundee Building

Website : Dundee