Reiach & Hall Architects win Fruitmarket Gallery refurbishment
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November 7 2018
Doolan prize-winning architects Reiach & Hall have been appointed to lead a refurbishment of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, seeing off competition from 6A, Carmody Groarke and Page\Park.
Proposed works include expansion into a neighbouring warehouse to provide a new space for artist-led installations, performance and collaboration. Existing galleries will also be renovated, enabling new learning and participation facilities to be introduced.
Neil Gillespie, creative director of Reiach and Hall, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected, against extremely strong and respected architectural practices, to assist The Fruitmarket Gallery in their ambition to extend the scope and breadth of the gallery’s capability, influence and reach.”
The Fruitmarket Gallery has been seeking to expand for over a decade, scaling back its ambitions in that time to meet funding realities. The project is now expected to cost around £3.7m with just over 25% of that total still to be raised.
Completion is scheduled for 2020.
Image by Dabble Photography
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