Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield – New Visitors Centre

Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Working alongside William Birch & Sons on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new £3.6 million visitor centre – to be known as The Weston as a result of significant support from family grant-maker, The Garfield Weston Foundation, and will open to the public on Saturday 30th March 2019.

Built on a historic quarry site within the 18th-century Bretton Estate, the beautiful, light-filled building is designed by architects Feilden Fowles and constructed by Yorkshire-based company William Birch. It will increase essential capacity at the award-winning open-air museum and gallery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, The Centre comprises a restaurant (140m2), gallery space (125m2), public foyer (80m2) and shop (50m2).

The centre will enhance physical, intellectual and sensory access to the landscape, ecology and heritage of the historic estate, as well as to sculpture presented elsewhere in the Park. The new gallery will showcase a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, with an interactive project by the important Indian artists Thukral and Tagra inaugurating the space.

Our electrical and mechanical works included – LV distribution, lighting, emergency lighting, power, CCTV, security system, fire alarm, earthing & bonding, structured cabling, above ground drainage, hot & cold pipework, hot & cold plant, low temperature hot water pipework, plant and valves, underfloor heating, air conditioning, ventilation, BMS, internal rainwater pipes, thermal insulation and sanitaryware installation.

Start:                    July 2017

Completion:       October 2018

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