Selldorf Architects is honored to share that Westminster City Council has granted the National Gallery with planning permission for a series of sensitive adaptations to its buildings on Trafalgar Square. Coinciding with the Gallery’s Bicentenary in 2024, the projects will create a world-class welcome to the millions of visitors it receives each year.
The public’s experience of the Sainsbury Wing will be transformed, alongside major improvements to the surrounding public realm. The proposals will also result in a new accessible connection between the Sainsbury Wing and the Wilkins Building and the creation of a new Supporters’ House and Research Centre from underused back-of-house spaces in the Wilkins Building.
These projects will foster sustainability and provide a more welcoming and inclusive experience for the Gallery’s increasingly diverse visitors, which surpassed 6 million people per year pre-COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, read the National Gallery’s press release on their website here.