Platform 5 has released these new images of its early concept plans to rework the Museum of Science & Industry’s (MOSI) special exhibition gallery in Manchester
The practice worked with MOSI to produce design feasibility options for the new facility in a grade I-listed warehouse dating from 1830.
The gallery will be created among brick arches under a railway line that runs through the museum’s existing site, creating a series of interlinked spaces.
A statement from Platform 5 Consultants said: ‘MOSI’s site is beautiful and complex. The new Special Exhibition Gallery reflects the museum’s desire to both highlight the gems in their own collections and reveal its magnificent utilitarian historic buildings.’
The £3million funding needed to carry out the work was announced at the official launch of the European City of Science 2016 at the museum in December.
The plans also include a double height space in part of the building, along with a new gallery entrance pavilion in a contemporary style.
MOSI director Sally MacDonald said: ‘This new exhibition space will allow us to deliver innovative exhibitions that will further enhance the city’s reputation for cutting-edge science.’