John McAslan and Partners recommended for Burrell Collection revamp
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: