Riverside development gets underway in Glasgow
The first blocks will be put in place for Glasgow’s much anticipated Riverside Museum this month. The new £74m Museum of Transport on the Clyde will be designed by internationally-renowned architect Zaha Hadid to house the city’s transport and technology collections.
The new Riverside Museum will be a larger replacement for the Transport Museum which is currently located at the Kelvin Hall and will allow further showcasing of the city’s maritime history through the museum site and the Glenlee tall ship. Glasgow’s Lord Provost said of the development: ‘Having won the right to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014, we’re cutting the turf on what is Britain’s biggest and most exciting museum project.’ Architect Zaha Hadid added: ‘Our ambition for Glasgow knows no bounds and our new museum will be a global icon and the shining beacon at the heart of the outstanding regeneration of the Clyde. There is real belief and confidence in Glasgow and I’m delighted to mark the day where we see the birth of what promises to be another landmark we can all be proud of.’ she said.
The museum opens in 2011.