Reiach and Hall to lead Fruitmarket Gallery redevelopment

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REIACH and Hall Architects have been appointed to lead the refurbishment of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.

The project will involve redeveloping the existing gallery building and opening-up the neighbouring warehouse building.

The new space has been tipped to offer opportunities for artist-led installations, performance and cross collaboration including music, dance and theatre.The project will be completed in 2020.

Dr Fiona Bradley OBE, director of The Fruitmarket Gallery said, “We are really excited to be working with Reiach and Hall on the redevelopment of The Fruitmarket Gallery. We are impressed by the clarity and openness of their approach. They share our values and, like us, are passionately committed to equality of access. They understand the local importance and international impact of The Fruitmarket Gallery, and we believe that they are the right practice to help us deliver a brave and progressive project.”

Neil Gillespie, creative director of Reiach and Hall added, “The exploration and presentation of contemporary art and art practice at an international level in Scotland is effectively carried by a handful of arts organisations. The Fruitmarket Gallery is a prominent member of this important group. We are delighted to have been selected, against extremely strong and respected architectural practices, to assist The Fruitmarket Gallery in their ambition to extend the scope and breadth of the gallery’s capability, influence and reach.”