Designed by architect and Royal Academician Sir David Chipperfield, Pace Gallery at Burlington Gardens is the former home to the Museum of Mankind and Haunch of Venison gallery.
With an average of 40-50 operatives on site, and to an accelerated programme, works included the demolition of existing walls form a new opening from RA reception, replacing existing floors throughout, removal of steels, asbestos, fibrous plastering to match existing, and an overhaul of all windows on the ground- and first-floor galleries, isolating and diverting all existing services in the process.
Activities were carried out to an accelerated programme, without disruption to day-to-day activities, in order for the client to open in time for Frieze week with an exhibition of works by Rothko and Sugimoto.
“We couldn’t have been more satisfied with our decision to work with Westgreen. Their grasp of our priorities, sensitivity to our challenges, and (in particular) the quality of their workmanship were all exemplary. Nothing gives peace of mind, when on a difficult project with a tight timeline, quite like the knowledge that you are working with a trustworthy, reliable partner whose goals are your own – and Westgreen truly embodied that for us.”
Chris Harnden, Pace Gallery
“Yet again Westgreen accomplished the high level of excellence required of our challenging project and we are delighted.
“Presented with a tight schedule and same exacting standards required of David Chipperfield Architects, Arup and a Gallery of our standing, Westgreen’s team provided a totally client-focussed attitude and committed to the project as a true partner should. Their understanding of our objectives… achieved what at times for some seemed the impossible, allowing us to open our remodelled and extended galleries and office spaces to schedule and without compromise.”
Andrew Dufty, Pace Gallery
All images © Pace Gallery. Courtesy of Pace London
Photography: Stephen White.