Bruton art gallery gets planning
Scheme by Laplace & Co to open in 2014
The first images of a new art gallery in Somerset by French architect Laplace & Co have been released after the scheme was given planning permission.
The centre at a derelict farm, parts of which date back to the 1760s, in Bruton will be run by Swiss gallery Hauser & Wirth and is due to open by the middle of 2014.
Work will involve converting a series of grade II listed buildings at Durslade Farm with former stables and workshops turned into a reading room. The farmhouse will be for guests, barns will become gallery spaces while cowsheds will be converted into a restaurant, visitors’ entrance and bookshop
Last month South Somerset Council gave the green light for work to be carried out on the listed buildings. Somerset practice Benjamin & Beauchamp is the conservation architect.
The gallery is expecting 40,000 visitors a year and is expected to feature works by Henry Moore and Turner Prize winner Martin Creed.