Matheson Whiteley architectural studio has won approval for its £2.3 million overhaul of Studio Voltaire, a not-for-profit arts organisation in Clapham.
Lambeth councillors have approved the practice’s designs for the expansion and refurbishment of the art gallery and artists’ studios at Nelson’s Row in Clapham.
The project will include a new public entrance, café and retail space for art gallery House of Voltaire alongside expanded exhibition and studio spaces.
According to Studio Voltaire, the expansion will enable the gallery to extend its programme of exhibitions and increase its offer of affordable studio space for artists by 40%.
A public garden will be created on Nelson’s Row, providing a shared entrance for the public and studio users.
The project, which is supported by the Mayor of London’s Strategic Investment Fund and Arts Council England, will complete in 2020 in celebration of Studio Voltaire’s 25th Anniversary.