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Documents due out for transport museum


TENDER documents are due out this week for an estimated £60 million project to build a transport museum in Glasgow's riverside area for the city council.

Balfour Beatty, HBG and Sir Robert McAlpine are expecting details about the Zaha Hadid-designed scheme, which forms part of the regeneration of the area around the River Clyde in Glasgow.

The job was originally valued at around £50 million but in January a report to city councillors said maintaining the futuristic design - resembling a squiggle - would account for half of the £10 million hike.

The remaining price rise has been put down to the decision to relocate the Clyde Maritime Trust and the Glenlee Tall Ship to the new museum.

Sited where the Clyde meets the River Kelvin, the project will provide a larger home for the city's existing transport museum at Kelvin Hall, which, with around 400,000 visitors a year, is among Scotland's most popular attractions.