Capital Document Solutions are proud donors and corporate supporters of the V&A Dundee. We were delighted by the recent opening of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.
We have been donating to the museum’s development since 2015, when the construction of the Kengo Kuma designed building started at the heart of the Dundee waterfront redevelopment.
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Having recently welcomed its 100,000th visitor, the V&A is an £81m celebration of design that supporters hope will revive the often overlooked city of Dundee.
Despite Dundee’s scenic location on the Tay estuary, its waterfront remains notoriously neglected. The city’s architecture has been disfigured by 1960s urban planning. Its industry was impacted by the decline in the once-thriving jute manufacture.
The form was inspired by the cliffs on Scotland’s north-eastern coastline. With its “prow” jutting over the water like a boat, the building is already an iconic one. A great reflection of the shipbuilding heritage of the city.
Philip Long, the director of V&A Dundee, said the city chose the V&A, not the other way around. This was due to a close relationship with The University of Dundee, and the museum fitting in perfectly with the 30-year development of its waterfront, and the V&A’s desire to connect across the UK.
Capital and the V&A Dundee
Capital was honoured to have had the opportunity to be part of the revival of one of Scotland’s largest cities. We remain committed to our social and corporate responsibility.
Capital is deeply proud of our Scottish roots and Scotland’s heritage. We also engage in activities that contribute to society and the development of culture. Our various arts and charitable organisations also include Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, The Princes Trust and many more.
Capital’s Managing Director & Founder, Tom Flockhart, said:
“This is a great moment for the city of Dundee and for Scotland. We look forward to seeing this wonderful building rise from the waterfront. I am sure we will also enjoy and benefit from the association.”
Sandy Richardson, V&A Dundee’s Development Director, said:
“We are very grateful for Capital Document Solutions’ support. Having opened up in Dundee [six] years ago, the company has quickly appreciated the impact that the museum will make and committed to the city’s development.”
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With a branch in Dundee that has been thriving since 2012, Capital has been able to personally witness the development, which also appears in our Dundee Virtual Tour:
Finally, quotes from this article appears courtesy of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce and first appeared on their website. Main image and interior image ©Hufton+Crow.