Construction underway on Dundee Science Centre refurbishment

Dundee Science Centre refurbishment underway

CONSTRUCTION is underway as Dundee Science Centre embarks on an ambitious £2 million refurbishment programme.

It is hoped that the refurbishment, being carried out by Bentleys Shopfitting, will be officially unveiled in early 2021. 

As work began, one of the first tasks was the removal of the giant model head which hundreds of thousands of children are thought to have climbed through since the centre first opened in 2000.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has awarded £2M to be shared amongst Scotland’s four Science Centres, to help weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Isabel Bruce, Dundee Science Centre interim chief executive officer said: “We welcome this additional funding which will complement our ongoing fundraising drive to safeguard the future of Dundee Science Centre. 

“In the interim, the delayed start of construction on the redevelopment of our ground floor is now underway, the cost of which had been met prior to COVID-19. 

“We very much hope to re-open in the Autumn and, in the meantime, our priority is keeping our staff and visitors safe and engaged.”

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