South London gallery is the largest site yet
The White Cube gallery has opened a third major space in the capital thanks to a refurbishment by London and Berlin-based Casper Mueller Kneer Architects and contractor Life Build Solutions.
The 1970s former warehouse building, located on Bermondsey Street in south London opened yesterday and is the largest of the gallery’s sites, providing more than 5440 m 2 (58,000ft2) of interior space on a site of 1.7 acres (74,300 ft2).
The building dates from the 1970s and was primarily used as a warehouse before the current refurbishment.
The new spaces within now feature use of a range of industrial materials including powerfloated natural grey concrete flooring and doors made of untreated mild steel or stainless steel and glass.
The construction team also included service engineer Bob Costello Associates, structural engineer Atelier One, QS and project manager Millbridge Group and executive architect RHWL.
To coincide with the significant expansion of the gallery’s activities, White Cube is introducing a new programme of exhibitions profiling work by artists who have not previously shown at the gallery.