The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery project involves the refurbishment of a 1900’s listed building and 1970’s extension as well as the construction of a new 6 storey steel frame extension. The existing buildings both suffer from problems associated with water ingress. In addition, the flow of people through the buildings and the manoeuvrability of artworks is a major problem. The design intent will be to demolish the existing lifts and stairs to free up space and to rebuild these elements elsewhere.
The rear of the 1911 building will be demolished to give way for a new 6 storey steel frame extension. The existing buildings will be propped and extensively protected while existing structural elements are demolished and new support structure is constructed. A cost exercise is complete and the project has been submitted for planning.