Sandwiched between three existing Grade I listed buildings, the original boilerhouse was demolished and rebuilt by Wates Construction.
Sandwiched between three existing Grade I listed buildings, the original boilerhouse was demolished and excavated to a depth of 15m. Together with adjacent refurbishments, it creates a double-height underground gallery, courtyard café, shop, education spaces, support facilities, alongside a new museum entrance.
The 1,100sqm Sainsbury Gallery provides one of the UKs largest column-free temporary exhibition spaces, transforming how the V&A presents its exhibition programme.
- Three RIBA awards in 2018 AJ Awards – Cultural Building of the Year 2017
- Considerate Constructor Scheme National Awards, 2015 Bronze & 2017 Silver