Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Refurbishment to improve circulation and add 60 per cent more useable space to the plan
Original stonework and parquet flooring have been preserved and restored, while previously inaccessible areas of the building have been opened up and an exhibition space dedicated to Scottish and international photography has been created.
The existing mezzanines, between the ground and first floor, on either side of the Great hall have been connected with each other and the lift. The undercroft of this mezzanine is used as a new seminar room and education suite, in one wing, and for the shop, café and kitchen, in the other.
Two new openings alongside the existing entrance vestible at ground floor level, and a multi-purpose glazed lift towards the centre of the plan improve the overall circulation of the building.
- Begun: Sep 2009
- Completed: Apr 2011
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £17.6M
- Address: 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD, United Kingdom
- Architect: Page \ Park Architects
- Client: National Galleries of Scotland
- Structural engineer: Will Rudd Davidson
- Project manager: Gardiner & Theobald
- Main contractor: BAM
- Specialist lighting: Foto-Ma
- Interior design: Graven Images
- Access consultant: Lerch Bates and Associates
- Quantity surveyor: David Langdon
- Construction manager: David Langdon
- M&E engineer: Harley Haddow