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McAslan & Partners secure £75m National Galleries archive commission

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June 7 2017

McAslan & Partners secure £75m National Galleries archive commission
McAslan & Partners have seen off all challengers to secure a £75m commission to build a new archive facility for the National Galleries of Scotland at Granton, Edinburgh.

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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