The former Museum, Art Gallery and Central Library in Plymouth are being transformed into a multi-million-pound gallery and museum complex, to house the city’s most important heritage collections on one site. Newly named The Box, the development includes refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed buildings and erection of a contemporary extension to provide expanded facilities. The development is destined to become a cultural centre for the city. It will include a museum, contemporary art exhibition spaces, a new study centre, café and an archive preserving the heritage of the city and surrounding regions.
Designed as a unifying link between the original library, museum and St Luke’s Church, the upper floors of the modern extension are clad in Kingspan Facades’ Hook-On Cassettes, supported by the QuadCore™ Karrier System, creating an iconic building.