Built in the mid-1950s beside Coventry Cathedral, the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery is a fine example of modernist design, whose special qualities include extensive use of natural daylight and innovative, integrated servicing.
We were part of the project to refurbish the existing building and construct a new wing. With the architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, we developed a delicate timber diagrid roof to cover a new internal court at the heart of the reconfigured complex, and engineered a two-storey gallery extension.
This is of bespoke high-quality precast concrete construction, creating excellent clear-span exhibition spaces. In conjunction, the public realm has been redesigned to unite the complex with the neighbouring Cathedral and University.