UK Culture Secretary hails “truly transformational” Dundee regeneration

L-R: Lesley Knox, chair of the board of V&A Dundee; Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee

The £1 billion regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront has been called “truly transformational” by the UK Culture Secretary.

Karen Bradley made the comment during her recent visit to the site of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

Joined on the tour by V&A Dundee director Philip Long, Bradley also said that the new £80.11 million museum would raise the profile of the city, both in the UK and internationally.

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said, “It has been fantastic to see how this inspirational project is developing.

“V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be a great asset for the city – telling Scotland’s unique story from the 1400s to the present day – and raising the profile of Dundee in the UK and abroad.

“Cultural investment can have an enormous impact on towns and cities – it drives tourism, boosts the local economy, creates jobs and makes people feel good.

“Dundee clearly understands this and the city’s £1 billion waterfront regeneration will be truly transformational. I can’t wait to see the finished museum when it opens next year.”

V&A Dundee director Philip Long added, “It is really wonderful to see the museum take shape and the progress being made.

“Cultural investment can have a transformational impact and I believe the waterfront regeneration we are part of will have a hugely positive effect on Dundee and the surrounding area.”