Dal Chana, Board Director at BECK says: “BECK is thrilled to be appointed as the fit-out contractor to restore and refurbish, the Harris library, art gallery and museum. The building has a rich history of 127 years as a space where people can come together for exhibitions, collections and culture. We look forward to working with Preston City Council and the project team on protecting this beloved building at the heart of the community, while creating a modern, cultural learning space for today’s audience. Our diverse works have taken us around the world on iconic projects and we are delighted to add the Harris to our heritage portfolio.”
Tim Joel, Head of Arts and Culture at Preston City Council says: ‘‘We’re pleased to enter new major works for the Harris Your Place project and welcome BECK to the capital project team. Harris Your Place is the ambitious £16 million project set to restore and reimagine the Harris for 21st-century audiences as a community, cultural and learning space. Working together with BECK, the fit-out plans will be a key part of realising this exciting vision for the Harris and a significant step towards re-opening.
“BECK was awarded the contract after an open tender revealed them to have the optimal offer of a Harris focused proposal, to be delivered by a team with significant relevant experience. The fit-out works will remain consistently fresh and responsive, blending architecture, collections and activities together in light touch ways. Our partnership will be integral to achieving the project goals of increasing accessibility and bring arts and heritage to the Preston community.”
(Image credit: Planning and design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates)