CREATING HERE AND NOW—Construction update: Site plan and impact

Beaverbrook Art GalleryOctober 19, 20150 Comments

October 19, 2015 – The first step in our building project, an expanded facility slated to open in late 2017, is happening now! Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see some changes to the area around the Gallery.

To provide a safe and secure environment for our construction workers, and also for you, our friends, neighbours, and visitors, we will be establishing an enclosed building site on the Eastern side of the property. This enclosure will necessitate a number of changes to the immediate environment, including the following:

  • The walking trail which passes to the back of the Gallery will be temporarily redirected to the front of the  Gallery for the duration of construction (at the end of the project, it will  be reinstated)
  • To accommodate this redirection, and ensure people can still get through, all parking spaces along the front of the Gallery, on the North side of Queen St., will be closed off during the construction phase. Barriers will be placed along here for pedestrian and trail user safety.
    • Once this happens, the closest accessible parking spaces will be located in front of and along the side of the Fredericton Playhouse.
  • We will be rebuilding the access ramp, to ensure access to all our visitors. In fact, the new ramp will be even better: it will start at the base on the main stairs, and will eliminate the abrupt height transition at the top!
  • Our long-time friend, Jonathan Kenworthy’s The Leopard, will be moved from its current location, in order to safeguard it from any stray materials.

The plan below shows the various redirections taking place during our construction (details subject to change.)

While our goal is to minimize disruptions to the area around our building, the size and location of the construction area does necessitate some temporary inconveniences, for which we do apologize. We will keep providing updates as the project develops. We’re pretty excited about the end result, and hope that you are, too!

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We appreciate your continued support as we work to expand and renew our facility, your Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Gallery Communications Contact
Jeremy Elder-Jubelin,
Manager of Communications and Visitor Services
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street, P.O. Box 605
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5A6
Phone: (506) 458-2039
Fax: (506) 459-7450

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