£35m V&A extension design revealed

March 29 2011

Image of £35m V&A extension design revealed

A design by British architect Amanda Levete has been chosen by the V&A for their new Exhibition Road extension. The huge new underground space will be used for exhibitions, replacing the current exhibition court spread over three seperate rooms.

The V&A staff and trustees deserve great praise for undertaking such a project in these austere times. The work will be finished by 2015.

Half the £35m has come from an anonymous donor - who richly dserves all our thanks. This is the sort of gift that Polly Toynbee today laments as 'the whims of wealthy donors'.

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