Tate Britain

  • ClientTate Britain
  • Duration 2001 to 2013

On 1st November 2001, HRH Prince of Wales officially unveiled the results of Tate Britain’s £35-million “Centenary Development” which was the most significant change to the gallery since it opened in 1897.  The Tate Britain Centenary Project created the Manton Entrance and Linbury exhibition galleries, and upgraded the galleries in the north-west quadrant in readiness for the new millennium.

12 years later, on the 18th November 2013, Tate Britain unveiled the results of its “Millbank Project” – a £45-million, three year renovation project that has transformed the oldest parts of the Grade II* listed gallery on London’s Millbank.

Working alongside the Main Contractors and other trades, McGee has been there throughout these transformation projects, providing a range of services from decontamination and demolition to civil engineering and construction works.  McGee’s presence on the projects has spanned more than a decade and we are extremely proud of everything that we have achieved and the challenges we have overcome.

Key to the successful delivery of both projects was the strict environmental and vibration monitoring, along with logistics and coordination of works around the live gallery environment.  However, working in confined and restrictive conditions is nothing new to McGee.  We are capable of responding and adapting to such challenges – which we have demonstrated through the undertaking of many other similar high-profile projects.

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Services covered

  • Decontamination
  • Demolition
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction


  • Arts & Heritage