The Tate Gallery, founded by sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate recently underwent refurbishment. As part of the development where the visit public do not see, the kitchen underwent a complete refurbishment with not only new commercial catering equipment but a new resin floor and the world leader in hygienic wall cladding, Altro Whiterock was installed by premier installers Rudge Brothers and James.
The basement kitchen will now be fit for the future with its easy clean, bug proof hygienic walling which has thermoformed corners and is fully bonded to the walls.
Tate Britain is second only to the National Gallery when it comes to British art. It’s also looking to steal back a bit of the limelight from its starrier sibling the Tate Modern with a 20-year redevelopment plan called the Millbank Project: conserving the building’s original features, upgrading the galleries, opening new spaces to the public and adding the new café.
The art here is exceptional. The historical collection includes work by Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable (who gets three rooms) and Turner (in the superb Clore Gallery). Many contemporary works were moved to the other Tate when it opened, but Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon are all well represented, and Art Now installations showcase up-and-coming British artists.