Final plans lodged for £66m Burrell Renaissance
March 8 2017lodged long awaited proposals for a major overhaul of the Burrell Gallery in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, to safeguard its long-term future.
Refurbishment of the 1980's museum has been necessitated by the need to repair a failing external envelope, update services and improve access and display to meet today’s visitor needs.
Proposals also call for an increase in exhibition space to cater for the 80% of the collection which is currently not on show by making use of under-utilised upper floors and improvements to vertical circulation with a central hub taking the place of an auditorium at the buildings heart.
This reorganization will extend to a new entrance space adjacent to the current access to provide a greater sense of arrival and cater for more flexible usage of the museum.
In a design statement the architects observed: “It is a client aspiration to have early morning, evening, daytime and evening events of differing scales. It is also important that the museum can also cater for non-museum guests as well as events.”
A key element of the work will include re-laying the roof to provide sufficient drainage falls amidst problems with water ingress from the ‘flawed’ existing design which was laid ‘almost entirely flat’.
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