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Clash wins contest to overhaul Swansea's Mission gallery

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Clash Associates has won the contest to mastermind the redevelopment of the Mission Gallery in Swansea

The practice has been chosen to carry out a feasibility study for a ‘whole building’ restoration of the 1868 Grade II-listed building which opened as a gallery in 1977.

The vision will look at how to modernise and utilise the existing structure while creating new-build additions, including space for offices and meeting rooms.

Michael Nixon of MN Arts Associates, who is helping the client to deliver the project, said: ‘The Arts Council of Wales funded study will be finished by March 2014.

‘The Mission Gallery is of strategic importance to the local authority and the Arts Council of Wales, and is in the Maritime quarter of Swansea close to the National Waterfront Museum.’

Previous story (AJ 08.08.13)

Swansea’s Mission Gallery is on the hunt for a design team to conduct a feasibility study

The 1868 Grade II-listed building was opened as a gallery in 1977.

Described as a ‘whole building’ restoration teams are called for to modernise and utilise the existing structure while creating modern additions, including space for offices and meeting rooms.

Applicant teams should be architect-led and should include an engineer and cost consultant at a minimum.

It is anticipated that the successful team chosen for the study will be involved from ‘feasibility to implementation’ of the works.

The feasibility study is set to be complete by March 2014 with fees for the work set at £20,000.

Applications must only be made through Michael Nixon by 13 September with teams shortlisted 18 September and interviewed 1 October.

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