Jamie Fobert Architects behind overhaul

Proposals for a £35.5m redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery drawn up by Jamie Fobert Architects have been submitted to planners.

The practice behind the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Tate St Ives extension is working with heritage architect Purcell on the scheme. M&E engineer Max Fordham and structural engineer Price & Myers also working on the job.

Westminster city council is due to make a decision on the scheme over the summer with a competitive tender for the main contractor role going out to the market after designs have been finalised.

National Portrait Gallery

The plans include a new forecourt