Artists impression of new look centre

DUNDEE Science Centre has appointed a local contractor as part of its £2 million refurbishment plans.

Bentleys Shopfitting will be the main contractor for the £2M CONNECT project which will transform the ground floor of the visitor attraction.

As part of a contract worth £800,000, Bentleys will work alongside Aim Design, who will provide a full range of architectural and exhibition design services, Christie & Co, Elders Consulting Engineers and David Narro Associates.

The centre, which originally opened in 2000, is reimagining and upgrading the ground-floor facilities and integrating widening access, transforming the visitor attraction into an even more accessible community hub.

Works are due to commence later this year, with the project due to be officially unveiled in early 2021.

Welcoming the contract, Grant Montgomery, Bentleys managing director said:  “As a local, employee-owned company, Bentleys is delighted to have been selected as main contractor to deliver this fantastic project.

“This really is great news and will give everyone at Bentleys a boost as we look to move forward and out of the current crisis.”

Lorraine Lemon, Dundee Science Centre head of business and operations said:  “We are delighted to have appointed Bentleys to turn our vision into a reality, a local business with an excellent reputation for quality and craftsmanship.

“We very much look forward to seeing the project take shape and sharing our innovative vision as a centrepiece of learning and engagement which Dundee and Scotland can be proud of.”