Potteries Museum and Art Gallery – Spitfire Pavilion

Glancy Nicholls Architects Ltd

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is the centre-point of the Cultural Quarter of Stoke-on-Trent, and the extension to create bespoke exhibition space places their RW88 Spitfire prominently in the Public Realm. The building was designed to maximise the visual connections through to the Spitfire Gallery from Bethesda Street to the North, and the Smithfield Development to the South, allowing a greater visual presence for the amazing artifacts the museum has to offer, celebrating the achievements of a local hero, Reginald Mitchell. The project allows increased engagement in the proud cultural history of Stoke-on-Trent.