Eric Parry Architects has revealed the first image of its new extension to the Grade I-listed Holburne Museum of Art in Bath.
The scheme, which was submitted for planning last week, will house an extra 800m2
of 'much-needed' gallery space, as well as creating a new garden café, educational areas and other visitor facilities.
The project will also 'reunite' the historic Sydney Gardens with the city, by recreating a route between Great Pultney Street and the historic gardens.
Describing the design of the proposed building, a spokesman for the practice said: 'The extension is strikingly configured in ceramic and glass, complementing the
original Grade I-listed building and being sympathetic to the museum's collection of
paintings and decorative arts.'
A timescale for the project is not yet known.by Richard Waite