National Gallery interiors to be updated by Willmott Dixon

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National Gallery

Willmott Dixon Interiors have been chosen to transform key areas of the iconic National Gallery in London

The project will see Willmott Dixon’s fit-out specialist enhance facilities at the world-famous gallery on Trafalgar Square that enables over 5.5 million visitors each year to see for free the work of artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Constable, Ingres, Monet and Van Gogh.

Working with Purcell, it involves the complete refurbishment of Room 32, the largest within the National Gallery, also refurbishing parts of the existing basement and ground floor areas.

When completed in summer 2020, the new space will deliver a modern, flexible working office environment for Gallery staff, with new meeting rooms and breakout areas, as well as changing the use of several back-of-house rooms.

The company is already working nearby to deliver the high-end Page Hotel by converting 7-8 Martins Place, a five-storey office block, into a 136-room hotel complete with a fifth floor restaurant.

It is the latest major landmark in London that Willmott Dixon Interiors has been appointed to transform and is also the second major cultural attraction in three years.

Willmott Dixon Interiors managing director Graham Shaw said: ”We’ll be able to use our track-record of transforming historic buildings, such as the Commonwealth Institute, for the benefit of the National Gallery.

“Our team are really looking forward to enhancing another London landmark so that it can be enjoyed by millions of people over the coming years.”

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