Jamie Fobert Architects has won the competition to design a new extension of the Tate gallery’s outpost in St Ives, Cornwall
Following judging by a panel including Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the firm beat rivals Tony Fretton Architects, 6a, DSDHA, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Amanda Levete Architects for the gallerys ‘Phase Two Development’.
The win is a reappointment for Fobert, who was originally appointed to the job seven years ago, a scheme that was derailed by public opposition.
The scope of the project has now been altered.
A spokeswoman for Tate said: “Jamie Fobert Architects showed a cogent approach; with clear thinking shown about what the gallery requirements will be, balanced with the requirements of the wider community. The panel were impressed with all the candidates’ proposals, which were of a very high standard.”
Tate will now work with Jamie Fobert Architects to refine the brief, the associated costs and the funding package.