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.
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.