University of dundee v&a

University of dundee v&a

University helping to deliver `transformative’ V&A Dundee

V&A night

Significant economic benefits of an £80.11 million project to construct the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be discussed by Dundee City Council’s policy and resources committee on Monday January 26.

Work could start in March this year, with the main building completed by the end of 2017 and opened to the public before June 2018. A report outlining a fixed price tender and a proposed funding arrangement details how the construction of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will create hundreds of jobs and inject millions of pounds into the economy.

The museum will be located at the heart of Dundee’s wider £1 billion Waterfront regeneration project, where an estimated 4,800 FTE jobs will be created as a result of the development of the Central Waterfront area.

University of dundee v&a

The University of Dundee is a founding partner of Design Dundee, the company formed to deliver the V&A Dundee.

Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said, “As a founding partner of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, the University has always been – and remains – firmly committed to helping deliver this transformative project for the city. V&A Dundee will signal a step change in perceptions of Dundee, presenting tremendous opportunities for the development of both the city and the University.

“It is a vital cog in Dundee’s status as a UNESCO City of Design. It will be a magnet to attract the brightest and best students and staff to Dundee, and be a host of design-led business innovation, harnessing the economic potential of some of our brightest creative minds.

University of dundee v&a

“Innovative design and how it can shape the future is a key theme of the University’s own transformation agenda. V&A Dundee will play a significant role in helping us deliver on the ambitions of the University, and of Dundee itself.”