Breaking Ground

19 12 2012

This morning Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, alongside colleagues and supporters from the University, representatives from our funding bodies, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and our Contractors, ISG formally undertook a Breaking Ground Ceremony. Invited guests enjoyed refreshments and speeches inside the Gallery before venturing outside to witness this momentous occasion, and despite the odds the rain held off!IMG_3063

Our contractors are getting started on the new build which is the first phase of the Whitworth’s capital project. Hoardings will be up for several months and we’ll be posting information about the new Whitworth on them soon so visitors to the Park and Gallery can see the plans. There will also be portholes in the hoardings to see what’s happening inside. The trees have been trimmed back only as necessary to make some space for the work to connect the Gallery even more with the Park. Building an even better Whitworth for everyone to enjoy.

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