The six-gallery space has taken over a decade to construct and will run the length of Vauxhall's Newport Street displaying works from Hirst's art collection.

Caruso St John Architects converted  Grade II-listed theatre carpentry workshops to create the art complex. Lambeth Borough Council have stated that Hirst is funding and "contributing designs" to the refurbishment of two railway arches which stand opposite his gallery.

Caruso-Hirst-Newport-St_620 Caruso St John – Newport Street Gallery

What makes Hirst's new space unique is that it will not be displayed in the regular museum-style, instead it will have a programme of exhibitions which will continuously change. Hirst's Murderme - the title of his personal collection- features 2 000 works including his his contemporaries, such as Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin.

Modern works will feature by Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso as well as natural history pieces such as taxidermy will be on display.