Client: Plymouth City Council / Atkins Global
Location: Plymouth History Centre (The Box)
The Box project includes restoring Grade 2 listed property and creating heritage attractions. The Plymouth History Centre will see the transformation of the City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke's Church buildings into a cutting-edge, interactive centre.
Plans include the refurbishment of space in what were the Grade II Listed Museum and Library buildings with a contemporary extension providing expanded facilities, plus transforming St Luke’s Church into the largest single GIS compliant Gallery in the South West.
The Box is part of Plymouth’s 400th anniversary commemorations for the Mayflower Ship sailing from Plymouth to America and will provide a new home for the city's fascinating and vast historic collections.
The Box will include Exhibition and Gallery spaces, including five permanent Galleries, five Exhibition Spaces for local and national touring exhibitions and six spaces for specific Artistic Projects. It will incorporate the existing Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library buildings along with a contemporary extension at the back on Tavistock Place.