Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2

Client: Barbican Centre c/o City of London Corporation

Architect: Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Summary of works: Refurbishment of the Curve Gallery which is part of the Barbican Centre and one of two galleries at the Barbican. The Curve has a growing reputation for showing some of London’s most interesting contemporary art exhibitions.

Description of works – Various works were carried out during the Barbican’s summer performance and exhibition recess which included:

  • The alterations and refurbishment of the Curve Gallery including alterations to existing floor levels, screeded and timber floor finishes and ramps.
  • The replacement of stair and platform lift.
  • The installation of new lighting track, new display unit and associated works.

Challenges successfully overcome:

  • Working to exact time constraints of the Barbican Centre’s summer recess with productions, exhibitions and performances arranged months in advance.
  • Working in a live hospitality environment with the Barbican Centre still open to the public, 7 days a week.
  • City Centre location and minimal storage and delivery space on site.
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