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National Portrait Gallery, London

24 July 2023

London’s National Portrait Gallery was the first portrait gallery in the world. It is housed in a Grade I-Listed building, which, in 1896, was built specifically to create a permanent home for the national collection of portraits.

The Inspiring People project has focused on revealing and making the most of every part of this handsome and richly decorative building.

Led by Jamie Fobert Architects, alongside heritage architects Purcell and a highly skilled design team, there has been a complete refurbishment and reconsideration of the building.

The architectural interventions can be understood as a number of parallel projects, from a new public forecourt, which leads to a generous entry hall, to the creation of a dynamic new learning centre. The project has opened up windows, doors and areas that have been hidden for decades. By creating a new accessible entrance into the historic façade, the building has been reorientated to face the city, presenting a generous welcome and connecting the Gallery with the vibrant area of London on its doorstep.

After three years of closure, the world-renowned National Portrait Gallery re-opened on June 22, 2023.

Our Classic Cell cubicle in stainless steel was specified at full height for the washrooms next to The Portrait Restaurant on the third floor. Along with matching stainless steel duct panels.

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