Murphy to submit Dunfermline museum for planning
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May 17 2012
The revised design is being brought forward now that Fife Council has purchased an adjacent car park, allowing the entrance to be modified.
They call for construction of new gallery spaces to replace the existing Pittencrieff House Museum and Viewfield Museum with one ‘landmark’ facility incorporating education suites, a restaurant and shop.
In their design statement the practice state: “Our design is organised around a top lit street. Galleries are placed at the lower level, the main museum space at first floor with restaurant, education suite and terrace at the top.
“The street runs alongside the Carnegie Library to which it and the museum space will be linked at a number of points. The ‘thick walled’ architecture of the design contains a staircase, plant and display cabinets and framed views of surrounding notable Dunfermline buildings.”
A separate application is to be made to the Heritage Lottery Fund for finance which would allow detailed drawing work to commence in January 2013, completion is expected by 2016.
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