Dixon Jones' new 'portico' entrance for the National Gallery will open at the end of September, it has been announced.
The announcement of a formal completion date has been marked with the publication of these construction shots.
The project - which was carried out in collaboration with conservation specialist Percell Miller Tritton - redeveloped the portico and renovated the decorative ceiling by J D Crace in the Staircase Hall.
The work in the portico has included the removal of the original supports of the dome and their replacement with a new structure, allowing for the creation of a new enhanced space.
In the Staircase Hall white over-painting on the ceiling has been removed to expose Crace's original ceiling.
A Modern intervention below the portico has also included the creation of a new 'multi-media area', called 'Art Start', and a new coffee bar.by Ed Dorrell