BECK have been appointed to fit out the New Gallery, adjoining the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate. Visitors will enter the new gallery through a glazed entrance pavilion set within the grounds of the existing Harley Gallery, built in 1994 and honoured with a Civic Trust Award the following year.
The gallery will be housed within the walls of the Tan Gallop, a structure previously used for training race horses. The gallery areas have been designed as a place of delight and surprise, which evoke the spirit of Welbeck through their materiality, changing scales and texture. The architectural concept, by Hugh Broughton Architects creates a structure for John Ronayne’s exhibition design and allows placement of The Portland Collection at centre stage, whilst also celebrating light, space and volume.
“I am delighted that BECK have won the fit-out contract for this gallery of previously unseen treasures. Over four decades, BECK have built many of my museum projects, at the V&A and elsewhere. BECK’s support in solving problems and their attention to the quality of execution and finish has always been impressive. ” said exhibition designer John Ronayne, of Ronayne Design.