Design team sought for Burrell refurbishment following £15m HLF grant
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May 20 2015Glasgow’s Burrell Collection has received a £15m boost courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund, enabling Glasgow City Council to begin the work of procuring a design team.
A £66m refurbishment of the eighties built venue is required to make the building watertight whilst enhancing and extending existing displays and facilities.
This will see a new roof and high performance glazing installed together with the creation of two new floors of exhibition space and an opening up of basement stores to the public.
Once complete this will increase the proportion of 8,000 objects which can be put on display at any one time from 20 to 90 per cent, whilst also incorporating a new entrance, café and learning space.
Sir Angus Grossart, chairman of Burrell Renaissance, commented: “We have been working hard to liberate the great potential of the Burrell Collection and for Sir William’s great gift to be placed on a global stage. It is key that we provide a home worthy of these incredible treasures and their influence.”
The revamp has been master planned by Event Communications.
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