Wilkinson Eyre's £30m National Waterfront Museum has started on site in Swansea. It will be the first free museum to be built from scratch, and is a pivotal element of the council's plans to regenerate the town's maritime quarter. The museum has secured £11m from the lottery fund – the largest lottery grant awarded to a project in Wales. It includes a media centre, gallery and exhibition space, as well as retail elements. The contractor is Mowlem, structural engineer is Arup, QS is Davis Langdon & Everest, M&E engineer is McCanns and exhibition fit-out architect is Land Design Studios.