Kvaerner Construction has won a £6 million contract to build a new exhibition centre for the Museum of Scottish Country Life at Kittochside near East Kilbride.
Awarded by the National Trust for Scotland and the National Museums of Scotland, the new-build project will form the central element of the first national museum in this part of the west of Scotland.
Working from its Glasgow offices, Kvaerner Construction will build a group of three storey buildings around a courtyard display area. They will be constructed in the style of traditional Scottish rural buildings with pitched slate roofing with lead ridges, white rendered and rough-sawn timber walls and hand-made facing bricks. Internally the buildings, which will be constructed to look like single storey barns, will have exposed precast concrete frames and floors.
Work on site starts this month and is expected to be completed within a year. The museum is due to open at Easter 2001.
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