Original architect on shortlist to extend Tate St Ives and turn town into a year-round resort

Seven architects are on the shortlist to expand and modify the Tate St Ives art gallery in Cornwall.

The Phase Two development will feature a new building on part of a car park above the Gallery. This will provide temporary exhibition space, reception, offices, storage and delivery access, and will be linked with the original building, which was designed in 1993 by Evans & Shalev.

The London-based architect also appears on the 2004 shortlist along with architects of other prestigious galleries such as Caruso St John Architects (Walsall Art Gallery) and Stanton Williams (Design Musuem).

The shortlisted architects are:

  • Caruso St John Architects
  • Cottrell & Vermeulen
  • Evans & Shalev
  • Jamie Fobert Architects
  • Marks Barfield Architects
  • Tony Fretton Archtitects
  • Stanton Williams

The project has the backing of Cornwall County Council, Penwith District Council and the Tate. The aim of the redevelopment is to boost visitors during the winter months and turn St Ives into an all-year resort.

The winning architect will be announced in early December 2004.