Marlyn Glen welcomes V&A design decision announcement
3 November 2010
Marlyn Glen has welcomed the announcement of winning design for the V&A outlet in Dundee.
" This is a stunning design to complement the stunning situation of the city
at the mouth of the Tay.
The proposal to bring the V&A to Dundee was first made in April 2007 by Labour First Minister Jack McConnell in the city.
Ms. Glen has backed two motions tabled in the Scottish Parliament that mark the declaration of the successful design.
These read :
That the Parliament congratulates Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose design has been chosen for the V&A museum planned for Dundee’s waterfront; pays tribute to the other architects shortlisted, and considers it important to bring the V&A museum to Dundee and to properly fund such a development.
That the Parliament congratulates Kengo Kuma and Associates, the design team
that has been awarded the contract to construct the Victoria and Albert Museum
building at Craig Harbour in Dundee; welcomes the news that four UK-based
companies, including three from Scotland will be involved in the project to
build what it expects will become a national landmark; understands that the
project, expected to be completed in 2014, will create 900 jobs and bring an
estimated 130,000 extra visitors to Dundee each year; further notes that the
museum aims to provide access to high-quality exhibitions for residents in
Dundee and across Scotland, and welcomes the support given to the project by the
University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee City Council,
Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government.