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Further financial backing for V&A Dundee as Heritage Lottery Fund pledges £9.4m

The Kengo Kuma-designed V&A Dundee in Scotland has received additional financial aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It has been announced that the HLF has awarded £9.4m towards the project which will be used to support the capital costs of the building, particularly the development of its Scottish Design Galleries.

Construction of the UK’s first design museum to be built outside of London is due this coming summer with completion set for the end of 2016, ready to open in 2017. Once complete, the Scottish Design Galleries at the V&A Dundee will showcase the finest design talent originating in Scotland across a range of media, from architecture to fashion and game design.

Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee said: "Today's news underlines just how far the project has come. HLF have scrutinised our proposal from top to bottom so this award is a massive vote of confidence in the project. The new institution is a partnership between the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum, the Universities of Abertay and Dundee, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise.”

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