Newport Street Gallery

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  • © Prudence Cuming Associates
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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Award

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Lambeth

Information about this scheme

This private gallery in Vauxhall has involved the conversion of an extraordinary terrace of listed industrial buildings, which were formerly theatre carpentry and scenery painting workshops. The gallery forms the whole length of the street, with the three listed Victorian buildings flanked at either end by new buildings. The ground and upper floors within the five buildings are continuous, allowing them to be used flexibly in many combinations, to accommodate both large and small exhibitions. There are 3 large galleries on each of the two floors, stretching in a line from one end of the building to the other. The two gallery levels are connected by new spiral staircases and a large lift. Along Newport Street and facing to the railway, the unusual proportions of the Victorian workshops, with their groups of low level windows and high blank walls above, have been continued in the design of the new buildings. The new facades are made with a hard pale red brick that closely matches the surface of the listed buildings. The five buildings next to each other are all different but obviously related, make a sheer and impressive street elevation. The scheme includes a restaurant and administrative offices for the gallery. The building shows exhibitions of the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art, and is open to the public for free.

 

Credits

Architect

Caruso St John Architects

Client

Science Ltd

Main Contractor

Walter Lilly

Structural Engineer

Alan Baxter Associates LLP

Services Engineer

Max Fordham LLP

Quantity Surveyor

Jackson Coles

Project Manager

Jackson Coles

Universal Design Consultant

David Bonnet Associates

Conservator

Alan Baxter Associates LLP

Primary Use Class

Class D1d - Display of Works of Art