Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex, re-opened to national critical acclaim on 1st July 2006. Its impressive collection of Modern British art was seen together for the very first time, throughout the original Grade 1 listed Queen Anne townhouse and a contemporary new wing.
The remarkable £8.6million build project, which took nearly three years to complete, married the original Queen Anne, grade I listed town-house and the new wing with grace and sensitivity, quadrupling Pallant House Gallery's exhibition space. The new wing, which features light and open gallery spaces, was designed by architects Long & Kentish in association with Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson (1922-2007), architect of the British Library. A truly exceptional example of a significant architect designing a gallery to house his own collection, Pallant House Gallery was the final completed project before his death in June 2007.