National Gallery

National Gallery

SW1

Location

TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON

Date

1988-1990

Partner

TRUSTEES OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY

Architect

VENTURI RAUCH SCOTT-BROWN ASSOCIATES, SHEPPARD ROBSON

Gross Area

50,000 sq ft

We advised National Gallery trustees on all aspects of project procurement, from the selection of architects through to construction.  Our experience of cost control, co-ordination of project teams, knowledge of specialist contractors and productive relationships with statutory authorities was central to the successful completion of the project on time and within budget.  After two failed architectural competitions, our input led to the successful selection of the final design.

The wing was built on a prominent site on the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square, making an important contribution to the public realm.  As well as gallery space, the new wing houses a shop, restaurant, video reference library, lecture theatre, cinema and conference rooms.