Artelia’s Cost Management team are delighted to be working with the award winning Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to create a new Collections Centre, expanded Library and Archive, gallery space and facilities for staff and research. The Collections Centre, including an environmentally-controlled art store and a conservation workshop will mean the Gallery’s expanding collection of over 4000 artworks can be housed and cared for under one roof and allow it to programme more extensive exhibitions and engage with many more people.
The Gallery, home to one of the best collections of 20th century British art in the world, recently acquired an adjoining 19th century Coach House which will be conserved, remodelled and incorporated with the Gallery to create the new Collections Centre. Improving the site’s sustainability credentials through environmentally efficient lighting, improved climate controls and improvements to visitor facilities and accessibility in the Grade I listed, Pallant House and its contemporary extension also form part of the project.
The project, still in its early stages, is being funded through by a range of grants and donations, including Arts Council England. Andrew Gillson will have a key role to play in developing the detailed cost plan needed to secure a National Lottery Heritage Fund Round 1 grant and working with the client to identify additional fundraising needs. The new Collections Centre is due to open in 2024.