Art Gallery

Project Information

Client: Whitechapel Art Gallery
Location: Whitechapel, London
Main Contractor: Kier Wallis
Architect: Robbrecht en Daem
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers

The Challenges

Refurbishment and structural alterations to existing listed building to form new book storage, toilets, restaurant and new floors including viewing galleries.

Structural engineering works included:

  • Diamond sawing
  • Reduced dig
  • Lift pit
  • Breaking out existing concrete floor
  • New cast iron drainage
  • Reinforced ground beams & pile caps
  • New reinforced ground bearing slab
  • Foam concrete to infill existing vaults
  • Richard Lees metal deck
  • New exposed concrete stairs