National Gallery


Firstplan secured listed building consent for alterations to the National Dining Rooms at the Grade I National Gallery, in London.

The National Dining Rooms are within the post modern extension to the National Gallery known as ‘The Sainsbury Wing’ and were designed by Venturi Scott Brown and constructed in 1991 following two famous design competitions. The Dining Rooms are on the first floor mezzanine and overlook Trafalgar Square. The scheme sought to improve access to the space and improve the circulation within the restaurant and allow for a ‘grab and go’ offer to be introduced.

Firstplan liaised with Historic England and Westminster City Council through the pre-application process and listed building consent application to secure consent for the improvements. Firstplan also provided the Heritage Statement and heritage support throughout.