CMS wins Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment contract
Working for main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey, the firm has been tasked with providing curtain walling as part of the two year project.
Designed by Hoskins Architects, the redevelopment will transform the city’s Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall and Memorial Hall to create new educational facilities, upgrade performance and reflection spaces and provide 21 new galleries in what was previously unused space.
A significant part of the project will be to alter the building envelope and create a new rooftop extension by removal of the existing pitched roofs and skylights, together with a new build extension to the rear. CMS will provide the solutions for this part of the project.
Aberdeen Art Gallery was handed over to the main contractor in July and CMS is scheduled to begin installing the windows, doors and curtain walling in September. This comes as the gallery continues to raise the remaining one third of funds required for the project, which is already backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeen City Council who have each granted the project £10m.
A public fundraising campaign is helping to bridge the gap, which will see donors digitally acknowledged and anyone wishing to donate can visit: www.aagm.co.uk or call 01224 523670. Donations can also be made by texting AAGM001 to 70970 to donate £5, and AAGM001 to 70191 to donate £10.