Compton Verney

masterplan of major independent art gallery and landscape

Haworth Tompkins has been appointed to lead a Masterplan at Compton Verney, a major independent art gallery and landscape in Warwickshire. The gallery occupies a Grade I listed 18th century house, restored and extended in 2004 by Stanton Williams, and set within 120 acres of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. Over the last 20 years, Compton Verney has developed its creative programming to actively blur the boundaries between visual and performing arts, indoor and outdoor, architecture and landscape, science and nature, creativity and learning, digital and analogue, and visiting and participating.

The three-phase Masterplan looks at how Compton Verney could amplify the way in which it connects people, art, nature and creativity; strengthen its financial resilience; and extend its ambitions as an exemplar for environmental sustainability. In partnership with Expedition Engineering (Useful Simple Trust) and Gardiner & Theobald, the initial study focuses on the visitor experience, learning and engagement spaces and back of house facilities, in the context of sustainable stewardship of the buildings and landscape.


Compton Verney House Charity

Sustainability Engineer

Expedition Engineering

Quantity Surveyor

Gardiner & Theobald