McAslan unveil first concept images of £66m Burrell project
October 25 2016refurbishment of Glasgow’s Burrell Collection following closure of the existing museum to allow the £66m project to proceed.
The four-year project will see the current basement upgraded to form additional exhibition space with a new roof and high performance glazing installed throughout. A central vertical core will also be inserted through the building to improve access with a new ground level café, retail units and landscaped terraces opening out onto the surrounding Pollok Park.
Project architect Hannah Lawson commented: "The Burrell provides an inspiring setting for shipping magnate Sir William Burrell's vast collection of art and antiquities within a category A listed building of international significance.
"John McAslan and Partners are delighted to be leading a team dedicated to the comprehensive repair and refurbishment of this architectural masterpiece.
"By providing a new circulation core we can open up new parts of the gallery to visitors and greatly increase the display area for the collections."
This work will allow the proportion of 9,000 artefacts placed on public view at any one time to be increased from fewer than 20 per cent to 90 per cent alongside improved interpretation of exhibits.
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