Renowned photography museum to open in London


Our team: Gavin Whitney


Fladgate has advised the renowned photography museum, Fotografiska, on its pre-let of the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street E1, from Derwent London.

Fotograviska, which runs the photography museum in Stockholm, plans to use the space for The London Museum of Photography, adding a further leisure hub to the Whitechapel area.

Tommy Rönngren, founding partner and Chairman of the Board of Fotografiska London, said:  “Fotografiska has for a long time been searching for suitable facilities in London, one of the world’s most dynamic cities when it comes to photography.  Whitechapel will be a perfect location.  It will be really exciting to bring the concept of Fotografiska to London.”

Fladgate real estate partner Gavin Whitney, who led the team, commented: “We are delighted to have been able to assist Fotografiska on this high profile pre-let and fit-out for its first gallery outside Stockholm.”

Fladgate has an established practice acting for public attraction clients, having most recently acted for the V&A museum in relation to its new Exhibition Road Quarter.  Some of the firm’s earliest instructions relate to this sector, including acting as solicitors to the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and an instruction from Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in 1862, to help set up the Smithsonian Institution.

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