Newport Street Gallery now stands on what was once a terrace of industrial buildings in Vauxhall. The footprint comprises the whole length of the street, with three existing listed buildings flanked by new builds at either end.
Walter Lilly repurposed the existing buildings into a new and exciting public space, featuring six large galleries across two floors, a restaurant and offices.
In keeping with the Victorian style of the street, the gallery was sympathetically constructed using colour matched red brick to suit the finish of the listed buildings, with groups of low level windows and high blank walls. New services and contemporary gallery finishes were completed throughout.
The curved staircases in the gallery – built using traditional lime mortar and timber from Dresden, Germany – are architectural masterpieces perfectly suited to a building showcasing art.
Project Manager: Jackson Coles
Architect: Caruso St John Architects
PQS: Jackson Coles
Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter Associates
Services Engineer: Max Fordham Associates
RIBA Stirling Prize 2016
RIBA National Award 2016
Critics Circle Visual Arts & Architecture Award 2016
Brick Awards Supreme Award 2016
Brick Awards Craftsmanship Award 2016
Brick Awards Best Public Building 2016
Brick Awards Specialist Brickwork 2016