Following a five-year £68m renovation and enhancement project, The Burrell Collection has once again opened its doors to visitors today. The Burrell is one of the very few Category-A listed post-war Scottish buildings, and one of Europe’s finest museums, with an extraordinarily rich collection of 9,000 works spanning 6,000 years of civilisation. Designed by Barry Gasson, Brit Andresen and John Meunier, The Burrell opened to widespread acclaim in 1983, however in recent years the building had become unfit for purpose.
John McAslan + Partner’s led the renovation project on behalf Glasgow Life and the Burrell Renaissance Project, which revitalised the museum without sacrificing its original character. The project has repaired the building’s failing fabric, drastically improved the building’s environmental performance achieving BREEAM Excellent, and adapted the interior to meet contemporary visitor needs.