TateHindle wins planning for new Gagosian gallery
TateHindle has won the go-ahead for a new Gagosian Gallery in Mayfair
The gallery, which will be fitted out by Tate Britain architects Caruso St John, is part of a larger scheme for developer Grosvenor to overhaul a mid-1960s office block close to Berkeley Square in central London.
The gallery will be housed within the ground and first floor of the former Savills head office building at 20 Grosvenor Hill.
TateHindle’s proposals for the external appearance and the remodelling of the original structure, include a new podium block which will be clad in in handmade Roman bricks.
A spokesman for the practice said: ‘The light grey coloured brickwork will make the podium distinctive but complementary to the tower. So the gallery can control internal lighting, there are few windows except large, statement vitrines.’
Internally, the first floor slab will be removed on the west side to create a double height gallery, with a single storey of offices and private viewing rooms at first floor level on the east side.
Andrew Tate, director of TateHindle, said: ‘The building will contribute significantly to its context and revitalise Grosvenor Hill to the benefit of its community and local stakeholders.’
Grosvenor is also working with BDP and improving