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Glancy Nicholls Architects
The Engine Room
2 Newhall Square
Birmingham B3 1RU
Glancy Nicholls Architects
26-27 Bedford Square
Fitzrovia
London WC1B 3HP
Leisure & Mixed Use
Client:
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Completion:
Summer 2020
Value:
£5.5 Million
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent

Glancy Nicholls Architects are currently appointed to design and deliver an extension to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

The new two storey extension will prominently exhibit the museum’s RW88 Spitfire, which will be visible from the surrounding area, celebrating the importance of this artefact as a key piece of local history. The Spitfire itself is currently undergoing refurbishment by Specialists, which is due for completion at the end of 2019.

The proposed extension is to be located to the southern façade of the museum, partly demolishing the existing café extension which was completed in the 2000’s. The project also includes a refurbishment of the café area, as it has been identified as a key approach to the Spitfire exhibition and is to become part of the journey and experience. There will also be an outside seating area for the café which sits atop a new plant room to service the extension. A mezzanine level will sit around the Spitfire, allowing for elevated views and providing additional space for exhibition.

The proposed extension is to be located to the southern façade of the museum, partly demolishing the existing café extension which was completed in the 2000’s. The project also includes a light refurbishment to the café area, as it has been identified as a key approach to the Spitfire exhibition and should become part of the journey and experience. There will also be an outside seating area for the café which sits atop a new plant room to service the extension. A mezzanine level will sit around the Spitfire, allowing for elevated views and providing additional space for exhibition.