Refurbishment of the grade II*-listed Millbank building in central London
The main entrance has been reopened and much of the building’s original architectural features have been restored.
A new spiral staircase inside the entrance provides access to new public spaces below including new café spaces, education areas, and a new archive gallery presenting displays from the Tate archive.
A circular balcony around Tate Britain’s domed atrium has been reopened for the first time since the 1920s, creating ‘a light-filled space overlooking the Thames’.
The floor to the rotunda has been remade in terrazzo, using a pattern that recalls the original marble mosaic floor.
- Begun: 2006
- Completed: Nov 2013
- Floor area: 6,600m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £45M
- Procurement: Bespoke
- Address: Millbank , London, SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom
- Architect: Caruso St John
- Client: Tate
- Structural engineer: Alan Baxter Associates
- Services engineer: Max Fordham
- Cost consultant: Turner & Townsend
- Project manager: Deloitte
- Fire consultant: AECOM
- Security consultant: AECOM
- Planning supervisor: Waterman Health and Safety
- Acoustic consultant: Sandy Brown Acoustics
- Facade engineer: Gifford
- Building physics consultant: Cundall
- Access consultant: All Clear Designs
- Main contractor: Lend Lease
- Roofing: Richardson Roofing Company