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Royal Academy Mayfair

Our specialisation in adapting historic buildings assisted the contractor in delivering David Chipperfield Architect’s design to completion in time for the RA’s 250th anniversary.

In Numbers

  • 250-year-old institution
  • 1869 grade II* listed Renaissance classical style building
  • 5 new galleries
  • 260 seat lecture theatre
  • 1 cast-in-situ fair faced concrete bridge

About The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) recently opened its new campus combining two Grade II* listed buildings. Barr Gazetas was appointed as executive architect by the contractor to deliver David Chipperfield Architect’s design through construction. The completed project has provided the RA with new gallery spaces, learning and outreach facilities as well as a state-of-the-art lecture theatre. The jewel in the crown is the cast in situ internal and external fair faced concrete link bridge connecting the rear of the two buildings for the first time, the first of its kind constructed in Britain.