John McAslan and Partners recommended for Burrell Collection revamp



John McAslan
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John McAslan and Partners has been recommended to take forward the £66 million revamp of Glasgow’s world famous Burrell Collection museum.

Glasgow City Council’s executive committee is to meet on Thursday to consider the appointment of the practice and Gardiner & Theobald LLP as the Project Management led Architectural and Building Design Team. A design company, Event Communications, will also be recommended to be the museum’s exhibition designers.

The refurbishment, costing an estimated £60m-£66m, will see the fabric of the building repaired and conserved, rendering the museum a benchmark for accessibility and sustainability. The ambitious plans will also allow a much greater proportion of the Collection to be displayed, with the museum’s basement stores remodeled to allow public access for the first time, with capacity for a programme of changing Collection highlights.  A new learning centre, improved facilities and landscaping linking the museum to its parkland setting will also deliver a new visitor experience.

A total of 113 suppliers expressed an interest in the tender for the Project Management led Architectural and Building Design Team, with a further 57 suppliers expressing an interest in Exhibition Design Team Services.

Following a pre-evaluation stage, six suppliers submitted a valid tender for Project Management led Architectural and Building Design:

  • Buro Four with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Doig + Smith with Dixon Jones
  • Gardiner & Theobald LLP with John McAslan + Partners
  • Mace with Reiach and Hall
  • Mott MacDonald with Page \ Park Architects
  • Turner & Townsend with Hoskins Architects



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