The Photographers’ Gallery in London is awaiting the final plans from Irish architect O’Donnell & Tuomey for its new Soho venue.
A spokesperson for the gallery, currently housed across two locations on Great Newport Street, WC2, claims the move to Ramillies Street, W1, will ‘significantly increase’ the size of the famous gallery.
She says, ‘Everyone here is incredibly excited about the move. It will be wonderful to have one site in a fantastic location and finally give London the dedicated photography gallery it so richly deserves.’
The gallery will submit its planning application in two weeks, the results of which will determine the plans for the interiors, for which it will commission a separate design agency.
Demolition on the Ramillies site is scheduled to begin next year, and the new venue has a planned opening date of mid-2010.