Tate Modern expands with steel extension
More than 5,500m² of exhibition and display space will be added to London’s Tate Modern when its 10-storey high steel framed extension is completed.
Being built to the south of the former Bankside Power Station, the extension is being constructed on previously derelict industrial land once used to house the site’s fuel tanks.
The new steel building will top out at 64.5m high and will be clad with a perforated brick façade. Two terraces will overlook the City and two new public squares will form part of a wider scheme to regenerate north Southwark.
Working on behalf of main contractor Mace, Severfield-Watson Structures is fabricating, supplying and erecting the project’s steelwork.