Â£35m V&A extension design revealed
March 29 2011
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'.