Dundee’s V&A Museum scoops top Scottish Civil Engineering Award
- The stunning flagship of Dundee’s £1 billion waterfront regeneration won the Greatest Contribution to Scotland award.
- Dundee’s V&A Museum of Design, the stunning flagship of Dundee’s £1 billion waterfront regeneration, has won the Greatest Contribution to Scotland award at the Scottish Civil Engineering Awards.
- Infrastructure Awards were also picked up by the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa Rail Electrification project (Infrastructure Award for Rail) and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (Infrastructure Award for Roads). And it’s a double win for Dundee, with The Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Dundee Station winning the Building Award.
- Launched this year, the new Scottish Civil Engineering Awards are jointly organised by CECA Scotland and ICE Scotland. The Awards recognise excellence, ingenuity and innovation in civil engineering and celebrate its contribution to our quality of life and to community wellbeing.
- The Awards attracted an impressive 17 project entries from across Scotland, including submissions for marine works, electricity substations, bridges, museums, motorways, railways and public spaces.
- The V&A describes itself as the “world’s leading museum of art and design” and has been at the centre of Dundee City Council’s ambitious regeneration programme to transform the area into a world-leading destination for residents, visitors and business.
- The council’s vision from the outset was to create a cutting-edge and contemporary building, but which would also fit in with the surrounding landscape as well as alongside the existing Discovery Point attraction, creating a harmonious relationship between the ship, the museum and the River Tay.
- The Awards judging panel, which is made up of a cross-section of industry experts, concluded that the V&A is without doubt a simply stunning example of design and engineering at its best and most innovative.