The Coach House
The next step in our story
In 2017, we were presented with the opportunity to purchase the Coach House, the original mews to Pallant House, the Queen Anne townhouse that is at our heart.
We are now beginning the process of reuniting these historic properties and creating new spaces for everyone to interact with us and our collection.
The development of the Coach House is a major capital project that will expand our facilities by 300m². It is our most ambitious project since the creation of the contemporary wing in 2006.
The project will allow us to:
- Create a new Collections Centre with a climate-controlled storage area and museum standard picture racking
- Create a new gallery space
- Increase our Library and Archive
- Redevelop our learning and education spaces, which will help us run an ongoing programme of opportunities for young people to gain much needed work experience in the cultural sector, as well as strengthen our partnerships with local cultural organisations.
In 2019, we will be launching our major public appeal which will include a range of events and opportunities for you to get involved and show us your support. The project will be completed in 2022, marking the 40th anniversary of the Gallery’s opening.
Please refer to this page for announcements and updates on our appeal once we have launched.
If you would like to find out more ahead of our appeal going live, please contact Beth Troakes, Development Officer by email or on +44 (0) 1243 770811.
History of the Coach House
Pallant House was the first building of its kind in Chichester and set the standard for future developments in the city.
The building at 8 East Pallant was constructed in the late 19th century as a stables, coach house and yard for Pallant House. In the 20th century, the Coach House became a separate private residence but by the completion of this project, the two historic buildings will be reunited.