9 May 2017
Sir Nicholas Serota, Amy Vaughan and Andrew Nairne at the Kettle’s Yard site.
Photo: Martin Bond
Walking past Kettle’s Yard you may have noticed that the large crane has been removed. After bringing all major materials on site, it was taken away last month by an even bigger crane! The scaffolding on Northampton Street is also gone and window frames have started to be fitted.
We were delighted to welcome Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England to the site recently. A student at Cambridge in the 1960s, Sir Nicholas has championed us for years and Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle’s Yard, had the pleasure of giving him a tour of the site.
If there were any concerns about forgetting where to find Kettle’s Yard after our period of closure, let us set your minds at ease. We received planning permission for our external signage recently and are working to make sure all visitors, old and new, will be able to find their way to us.
We’re beginning to look at details of the furniture and fittings and this May we will tender for a cafe operator. As well as having some delicious new food at Kettle’s Yard, we’re also looking for friendly faces to join our team. We’re currently recruiting staff to help us manage visitor services, facilities and security. Make sure to check out our Jobs & Employment page to see if you, or someone you know, might be a good fit.
You can see the latest photos of the building site here.