Facts and figures

Levels at Tate Modern seen from the Turbine Hall

© James Deavin

Bankside Power Station

  • Situated on a 3.43 hectare (8.48 acre) site on the south side of the River Thames opposite St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The northern frontage of the building is over 200m (650 ft) long
  • The chimney is 99m (325 ft) high, specifically built to be lower than the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral at 114m (375 ft)
  • The building is made up of approximately 4.2 million bricks

Tate Modern

  • Tate Modern has a total internal floor area of 34,500 sq m (371,350 sq ft) including:
  • gallery suites for display and exhibitions of 7,827 sq m (84,250 sq ft)
  • the former Turbine Hall as a ‘covered street’ of 3,300 sq m (35,520 sq ft), where works of art may also be shown
  • a special exhibition suite of 1,300 sq m
  • a 240 seat auditorium
  • two cafés to seat 240 and to seat 170 plus 30 in the bar area
  • three shops: Level 1: 500 sq m (5,385 sq ft); Level 2: 300 sq m (3,230 sq ft); Level 4 Exhibition Shop: 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft)
  • an education area of 390 sq m (4,200 sq ft)
  • a Members Room of 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft)
  • 1350 sq m (14,530 sq ft) of offices a support services/art handling area of 1,500 sq m (16,145 sq ft)
  • 9 passenger lifts of which 4 are for public use (capacity of each 16 people)
  • 6 escalators

See also

The Tate Modern Project

A new development project to the south of the existing building which will transform Tate Modern.