Burrell Collection

A wide range of organisations and individuals care for the historic environment across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organisation:Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Glasgow Life
Project title:The Burrell Collection

Over the last year HES have advised on a major refurbishment proposal for the Burrell Museum.  The Burrell is one of Scotland’s most important post-war buildings, and this is reflected in the fact that it is listed as Category A.  HES helped the application process, providing comments, advice and support regarding Listed Building Consent and the project’s principles.

The proposed project will:

  • Repair the fabric which was putting the collection at risk
  • Alter the interior to allow a greater percentage of the collection to be displayed
  • Provide late and secure temporary exhibition space
  • Improve facilities and access
Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to?Main: 8

Other: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 13

Contact name:Louisa Humm
Contact email:Louisa.humm@hes.scot
Relevant web links:https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/burrell-collection-announces-summer-start-construction-66m-refurbishment/

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/14-million-boost-for-burrell-as-kier-construction-scotland-are-named-preferred-bidder-for-main-building-contract

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21713

http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/news/john-mcaslan-partners-and-gardiner-theobald-appointed-for-the-burrell-collection-s-revamp

Reviewed: September 2018