The listed Victorian building appears seemingly unchanged when approached from the road. On getting closer, the new slate clad addition hovering behind is revealed. The extension offers a clear uninterrupted view of the sea through the fully glazed entrance and sits on an exposed concrete table. Upstairs, the existing art gallery has been carefully restored and a magnificent sea view framed by a single long window with a narrow slot to the sky.
Client: Newlyn Gallery
Contractor: Cowlin Construction
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane
Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Contract Value: £0.95 million
Date of Completion: July 2007
Gross Internal Area: 450sqm