Willow Tearooms extension to give new lease of life to Mackintosh masterpiece
August 23 2016adjoining visitor centre.
This will be facilitated by the construction of a double height rear extension housing a shop, exhibition space and dining room for the A listed café with a roof terrace, auditorium, conference suite and billiard room also on the cards.
In addition to contemporary additions Simpson & Brown will also ensure Mackintosh’s period tea rooms are made wind and watertight whilst integrating modern amenities such as lifts.
The £7m intervention has been spurred by the fast approaching 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth in 2018, handing a readymade deadline to the Willow Tea Rooms Trust.
Simpson & Brown’s competition winning scheme is being assisted by Studioarc, Rybka, David Narro Associates, Alliance CDM, Building Learning and People Friendly Design.
Fabric repairs will be made to the front elevation with a more dramatic intervention rising to the rear
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