Construction update: Pile driving has started

Beaverbrook Art GalleryNovember 13, 20150 Comments

The next step in our exciting expansion project construction has started as of November 13th. In preparation for construction, long beams and sheets need to be sunk into the ground on the East end of the property, where the pavilion will be located. These beams will support and anchor the building and allow for a strong foundation; the sheets will help keep ground water out of the area.

These materials will be sunk into the ground using pile drivers, which hammer the material vertically into the ground. Because of this, visitors may experience some noise and vibration in the Gallery, especially in our East Wing and Contemporary Gallery areas. The decorative arts collection in the East Wing, as well as some other objects, will be removed in anticipation of this work, as some pieces are quite sensitive to vibration and could potentially be damaged as a result of the pile driving. Staff will be monitoring the situation in these areas, and may add or remove objects on display as conditions allow or dictate.

The piling phase of this project is expected to be completed around Christmas 2015. If you’d like more information about our construction project, please visit, where we will also post updates of the construction activities and any anticipated disruptions to our operations.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and we appreciate your continued support as we expand and renew our facility, your Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Gallery Contact
Jeremy Elder-Jubelin
Manager of Communications and Visitor Services
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street, P.O. Box 605
Fredericton, NB
E3E 5A6
Phone: (506) 458-2039
Fax: (506) 459-7450

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