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Modernisation sees gallery grow
Tate Modern
Architects Herzog and de Meuron will create the new designs
The Tate Modern gallery is to expand under plans to revamp the building on London's South Bank.

Award-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron will develop the scheme for the former power station.

The gallery's electricity sub-station is being upgraded freeing up more space behind the Turbine Hall.

Tate Modern's outside area will also be redesigned and a new learning and extra viewing space will be created inside. Plans will be submitted in the summer.

The planning application coincides with the fifth anniversary of the gallery.

Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron, said: "We are delighted to have been selected to work on the completion of Tate Modern, which has been such an important project for us.

"We look forward to working with the Tate team to create new spaces for art and new facilities for visitors of the future."

An urban study by the Richard Rogers Partnership in 2001 said Tate Modern's development would help transform the Bankside area into an international centre for visual culture.

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