McAslan & Partners secure £75m National Galleries archive commission
June 7 2017
Located at Madelvic House, a former car factory, the 30,000sq/m National Collections Facility will be built to Passivhaus standards to provide a low-energy home for more than 100,000 exhibits – including art, sculpture, photographs and publications.
A galleries spokesperson said: “The NCF will be a purpose-built collection centre for the high-quality care, and the effective management and distribution of the national art collection. It will transform public access and will help deliver an international and national presence for research and education. The NCF will also be an exemplar of high energy and efficiency underpinned by the rigour of the Passivhaus building standard.”
McAslan & Partners will now draw up detailed designs for the phased facility this winter, with completion anticipated by 2021.
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