Tate Gallery, London

Tate Gallery in London is the oldest gallery in the network of Tate galleries in England. Over a period of over 20 years CampbellReith has provided all structural engineering services to this Grade II art gallery.

The Main Building, which incorporates the galleries, library, restaurants, storage and ancillary offices, has been progressively developed and extended since the first two phases were constructed by Henry Tate Esq in the late 1890s.

CampbellReith’s association with the Tate Gallery commenced in July 1989 when the practice was appointed to undertake extensive investigations into the Main Building.

These investigations included assessment of the soils below the building, researching the historical development of the Tate Galley, and other works aimed at minimising the damage to the building.

Continuing involvement has included the design and construction monitoring of a new basement substation which involved complex temporary works.

The £32m redevelopment of Tate Britain, partly funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, involved the construction of a deep basement below existing ground floors, eight new exhibition galleries on two levels and a feature glazed atrium to the new entrance off Atterbury Street.

CampbellReith provided advice and design for structural alterations for a new library facility.

CampbellReith undertook also a structural design check of the art installation Chicken-Man-Gong by Enrico David.

Services: Structural

Sectors: Arts & Education