NEWS
Canadian art gallery and library proposal seeks state permission for approval
POSTED 12 Oct 2018 . BY Luke Cloherty
The town of Smithers, BC, Canada might be about to get an art gallery-cum-library if planning is approved by the state council.

Architect Jennifer Marshall, of the Space 2 Place Landscape team at Urban Arts Architecture, has submitted plans for the pluralistic mixed-use idea, which would see paintings hung in the library itself.

The main focus for Marshall is having shared spaces between the art gallery and library, so a multi-purpose room, shared entrance and movable wall are all included in the plans, while a gift shop is also a possibility.

The town already has a public library and an art gallery, but Marshall’s plan would see those both replaced and merged, with collections from both being housed in the new building.

The building itself will stretch to an area of around 12,000sq ft (1,115sq m) but an additional 1,500sq ft (1,340sq m) of space is earmarked for a possible Smithers Exploration Group (SEG) mineral collection area.

A sticking point in the council’s planning decision is based on finances. The council suggested a budget of no more than CA$10m (US$7.7m, €6.7m, £5.9m) but Marshall’s plans run at a cost of CA$15.9m (US$12.2m, €10.7m, £9.4m).

The council has asked both Marshall and town staff to look at the figures again to see if they can cut costs, particularly construction cost inflation, which consultants hired by the architect have priced at CA$3.5m (US$2.7m, €2.4m, £2m).
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Canadian art gallery and library proposal seeks state permission for approval...
19 Oct 2018 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

12 Oct 2018

Canadian art gallery and library proposal seeks state permission for approval
BY Luke Cloherty

Architect Jennifer Marshall has submitted plans for the pluralistic mixed-use idea, which would see paintings hung in the library itself

Architect Jennifer Marshall has submitted plans for the pluralistic mixed-use idea, which would see paintings hung in the library itself

The town of Smithers, BC, Canada might be about to get an art gallery-cum-library if planning is approved by the state council.

Architect Jennifer Marshall, of the Space 2 Place Landscape team at Urban Arts Architecture, has submitted plans for the pluralistic mixed-use idea, which would see paintings hung in the library itself.

The main focus for Marshall is having shared spaces between the art gallery and library, so a multi-purpose room, shared entrance and movable wall are all included in the plans, while a gift shop is also a possibility.

The town already has a public library and an art gallery, but Marshall’s plan would see those both replaced and merged, with collections from both being housed in the new building.

The building itself will stretch to an area of around 12,000sq ft (1,115sq m) but an additional 1,500sq ft (1,340sq m) of space is earmarked for a possible Smithers Exploration Group (SEG) mineral collection area.

A sticking point in the council’s planning decision is based on finances. The council suggested a budget of no more than CA$10m (US$7.7m, €6.7m, £5.9m) but Marshall’s plans run at a cost of CA$15.9m (US$12.2m, €10.7m, £9.4m).

The council has asked both Marshall and town staff to look at the figures again to see if they can cut costs, particularly construction cost inflation, which consultants hired by the architect have priced at CA$3.5m (US$2.7m, €2.4m, £2m).



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Kennedy named business development officer for Cidesco
Kennedy named business development officer for Cidesco   18 Oct 2018

International beauty and spa therapy standard setter Cidesco International is expanding its head office support team with the appointment of .... more>>
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign   18 Oct 2018

Speaking at the annual Legend customer day at the NEC today, Sport England’s executive director of mass markets, Dave Newton gave a first reveal of .... more>>
Equinox to launch retreats as the brand expands into travel
Equinox to launch retreats as the brand expands into travel   18 Oct 2018

Fitness operator Equinox will move further into the lifestyle space with the launch of bespoke luxury travel experiences, featuring domestic and .... more>>
Norwich Castle Museum obtains HLF £9.2m funding
Norwich Castle Museum obtains HLF £9.2m funding   18 Oct 2018

The historic Keep at Norwich Castle in Norfolk, England is to be restored to resemble its Norman heyday following the injection of £9.2m (US$12m, .... more>>
Alessandri, Clodagh, McCann lead GWS Wellness Awards
Alessandri, Clodagh, McCann lead GWS Wellness Awards   18 Oct 2018

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) celebrated recipients of its 5th-annual Global Wellness Awards and the winners of its Shark Tank of Wellness student .... more>>
GPs to adopt 'social prescribing' to tackle loneliness as part of government strategy
GPs to adopt 'social prescribing' to tackle loneliness as part of government strategy   17 Oct 2018

UK prime minister Theresa May has backed a new loneliness strategy, the government's first, which will encourage GPs to prescribe social activities – .... more>>
Company profile


Ridgeway Furniture Manufacturing Limited

Our commitment is to manufacture and install all products directly to clients, fully meeting and beating their expectations.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

MoveGB brings guest pass into 21st century with new Discovery tool

MoveGB brings guest pass into 21st century with new Discovery tool

The ‘free guest pass’ is now a cornerstone of most fitness operators’ acquisition practises. But is it effective to engage a new audience? More>>




in this issue

• New global launch for Leisure Media
• Bear Grylls and BMF target the inactive
• Hotel contract for Liverpool cruise terminal



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Swimming Teacher Level 2
Salary: £13.00 per hour
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
Casual Leisure Assistant
Salary: £6.63 - £7.83 per hour
Location: Longwell Green, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
Casual Swimming Teacher
Salary: £10.09 - £12.15 per hour
Location: Longwell Green, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>
  Interview: Louis D’Amore
Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving More>>
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd