V&A at Dundee Building Costs, Museum Project Tayside, News, Architect, Report
V&A at Dundee Building News
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.
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.
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.
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‘:
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.
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 received for the V&A museum in Dundee, which will go towards the project’s fundraising target of £45m.
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image from Richard Murphy Architects
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