Preferred bidder recommended for V&A Dundee construction
03 September 2014
BAM Construction has been recommended as preferred bidder for the tender to build V&A Museum of Design Dundee.
Pending approval at a meeting of the City Council’s Policy & Resources Committee on Monday evening, the company will work closely with the project team on the detailed building specification. Dundee City Council, which is leading the procurement on behalf of a consortium of public sector partners, intends this process to conclude with a fixed price contract.
Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said, “This is an important step for all of us in building the home of V&A Dundee, a world-class visitor attraction and flagship of the waterfront regeneration. BAM Construction has an excellent track record in the delivery of prestigious cultural projects in Scotland.
“V&A Dundee is very much here already of course. We have a dedicated team who are busy making an impact across the country, through a variety of community engagement and learning initiatives as well as bringing world-class exhibitions and leading international designers to Scotland. We are all delighted to see this next chapter in our story begin.”
Lesley Knox, Chair of Design Dundee Ltd, said: “The DDL Board welcomes this new milestone in the museum’s journey from drawing board to reality. In delivering a new design museum for Scotland, we have a clear commitment to, and utmost confidence in this once in a century opportunity to transform the city and the lives of its people for generations to come.
“Not only will V&A Dundee significantly enhance Scotland’s cultural landscape; it will be transformational for the region; and inspire the many thousands of visitors from around the world who stream through its doors.”
Douglas Keillor, Regional Director for BAM Construction in Scotland, said, “This is a project of international significance and it is great to hear that we have been recommended as the preferred main contractor. We keenly await the decision of Dundee City Council on Monday."