The scheme will include a 7,000 sq ft gallery, 2,000 sq ft front-of-house facilities and an improved entrance from the Lower Yard.
The Science & Industry Museum have received planning consent for a brand-new ‘Special Exhibition Gallery‘, set to be located in the Grade II listed New Warehouse complex
Originally planned for deep down in the 1830’s Warehouse bit, plans were scuppered by the fact that the condition of the railway viaduct might not be as good as originally thought.
So they’ve relocated the proposed space to the west-end basement of the museum’s main building, acting as the first project in a major development masterplan aiming to provide more gallery space and improved public services.
Designed by architect Carmody Groarke, “the new special exhibition gallery will offer audiences new opportunities to explore science in all its forms through historic and contemporary perspectives; positioning the Museum as the North West’s premier destination for world-class science exhibitions.”