We are very pleased to be working on a scheme to improve the facilities of Turner Contemporary.
The works follow almost 10 successful years of operation, in which Turner Contemporary has attracted 3.5million visits and established an international reputation for artistic and learning excellence.
The enhancements being made include a redesigned retail area which will showcase products and artworks from the gallery’s creative community, new and additional toilet facilities, new café furniture, installation of lighter doors to each of the galleries and faster Wi-Fi. The CCTV system will be upgraded, and a new finishing kitchen will improve the capacity of the café and enable it to stay open during events.
Improving the environmental efficiency of the building is central to the building works, including the replacement of halogen lighting with LED lighting which will greatly reduce electricity consumption and costs.
Clive Stevens, Chair of Turner Contemporary, said: "It's fantastic that works have begun here at Turner Contemporary. We are pleased to be working with a locally based contractor to realise the capital improvements, funded by Kent County Council and Arts Council England.