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The 23,000m 2 extension behind the existing Tate Modern will be the centrepiece of a £215 million expansion programme

It is the second time Tate Modern has asked Herzog & de Meuron to work on its Bankside site

The new building will have 10 storeys and will boost the galley's capacity by 60 per cent

The block will house 7,000m 2 of new exhibition space, 1,600m 2 of educational facitilites, cafés, a shop and a roof terrace

There are plans for two new performance spaces in the former power station's now redundant oil tanks - one a 400-seat auditorium

The scheme will create two new public squares

The project has already secured £7 million in funding from the London Development Agency

Due to go in for planning later this year, it is hoped the extension will open its doors in time for the Olympic Games in 2012

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