We’re delighted to announce that works have now commenced on site at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering Library and Manor House Museum, following a ground-breaking ceremony which took place on Monday 19th July. Following our appointment by North Northamptonshire Council, we are providing Architectural and Lead Consultant services on the scheme, alongside Main Contractor, G F Tomlinson and Faithful + Gould, who are providing Cost Management and Quantity Surveying Services.
The scheme will see the Gallery and Library undergo refurbishment works, as well as the construction of a new two storey contemporary extension which will enhance the existing accommodation provision. The project aims to help create more usable space and increase accessibility to open these historic buildings up to be used by as many people as possible. Externally, the proposal seeks to further connect the three buildings through the creation of new external areas, as well as enhancing access via a new ramp.
The Grade II Listed Alfred East Art Gallery was built over 100 years ago, with the original designs being drawn up by John A. Gotch, the founder of GSSArchitecture. With our history in Kettering stretching back over 140 years, and our Head Office based just down the road from the Museum, we’re in an excellent position to deliver this exciting project which will see the beginning of the ambitious plans to regenerate Kettering town centre.