Turner Contemporary plans £5.3m expansion for 'sustainable future'

Plans for a £5.3 million expansion to Margate's Turner Contemporary are being considered, with Arts Council England already commiting £3 million. If approved, the expansion is expected to be finished by April 2021.

Gallery director Victoria Pomery said: “The next phase of Turner Contemporary will be designed to ensure that the organisation is sustainable into the future. After six years of operation and 2.5 million visits, the gallery has been widely acknowledged as the model of arts-led regeneration.”

The Turner Contemporary has brought an estimated £58m and nearly a million new visitors to Margate since its opening in 2011.

Original story from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

Image of Turner Contemporary by Carlos Dominguez

 

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