Watts Gallery, Guildford

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Client: Watts Gallery Charitable Trust

Value: £3,663,000

Contract: Design and Build

Project Manager: Mouchel

Architect: Zombory-Moldovan Moore Architects

Quantity Surveyor: William G Dick Partnership

Structural Engineer: Adrian Cox Associates

M&E Consultant: Harley Haddow Consulting

Following successful negotiation, we were appointed to complete the partly Lottery funded conversion and adaption works to Watts Gallery, a Grade II* listed building. Watts Gallery, the first and possibly only remaining purpose built public gallery devoted to a single artist George Frederic Watts, was constructed in 1904 and is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The works comprised completing the essential external repairs to the elevations, windows and the pitched and flat roofs. A plant room extension was constructed onto the existing education room, and new M&E systems were installed throughout, including mechanical air handling. A new car park was constructed along with all associated works and landscaping.