Museum of London reveals designs for £332m Smithfield site

Grant Prior 3 weeks ago
Share

The Museum of London has unveiled designs for its new £332m home in West Smithfield.

The project’s budget has increased £72m from the original £250m price tag.

The museum said this followed “detailed studies on the historic buildings, which date back to the 19th Century, and the increased investment needed to bring them back into use, as well as the design solutions required to adapt them into a world-class museum.”

The City of London Corporation has agreed £192min funding alongside £70m from the Mayor of London.

The museum has already raised £26.5m of the remaining £70m and is aiming to submit a planning application by the end of this year ahead of a 2024 opening date.

Latest designs go on display within the currently derelict West Smithfield site this week.

They form  one of the biggest cultural projects underway in Europe from a design team led by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan with Julian Harrap Architects.

Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, said: “The new Museum of London will transform what a museum should be as we will become a shared space in the middle of it all, in the middle of London and in the middle of ideas and our shared history.

“As people will see from our latest design concepts, it will be a totally porous space available night and day to welcome all of London’s visitors.

“It’s been remarkable working with such a creative group of architects and designers who have delved deeply into an equally remarkable set of buildings.

“We’re looking forward to sharing the plans and hearing people’s feedback which we’ll reflect on as we progress into creating more detailed designs in the coming months.”

 

Latest news

Council parts company with Kier after road cost row

New contractor hunt starts after dispute over £26m project estimate
23 hours ago

Stricken fit-out firm bought out of administration by rival

Dimension shopfitting hit by woes of retail and dining sectors
13 hours ago

Killed track workers “unaware” of train until it hit them at 50mph

At least one victim was wearing ear defenders
19 hours ago

Piling specialist Van Elle issues another profit warning

Ground engineering giant also dampens hopes of recovery this year
22 hours ago

Construction’s best performing “ultra sites” revealed

Considerate Constructors Scheme reveals supply chain excellence winners: Full list
23 hours ago

Latest winners unveiled for £2bn Severn Trent water work

Barhale/Doosan JV lands another place on AMP7 lots
2 days ago

Further redundancies at failed Welsh contractor

Trade debt owed by Jistcourt due to be revealed next month
2 days ago

Bid race starts for £17m Canterbury link road

Sturry Link Road from A28 to A291 will include a 250m long viaduct
2 days ago

More contractors suspended from Prompt Payment Code

Galliford Try, Ferrovial and Alun Griffiths among firms not paying on time
3 days ago

Track maintenance crash reveals design flaws in rail kit

Driver of road-rail ballast distributor could barely see track
2 days ago

Lendlease names new London construction chief

Promotion for finance head Claire Pettett
3 days ago

“Brexit fatigue” sees surveyors report construction output grow

RICS says fed-up industry just trying to get on with daily life despite the dithering of politicians
2 days ago

Plans go in for 40-storey tower in Docklands

300 construction jobs will be created building 400 bedroom hotel and 279 serviced apartments
2 days ago

Post-Grenfell building and fire safety changes ‘too slow’

MPs slam Government for unacceptable delay in reforming building regulations
2 days ago

Plan to expand Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Developer Scarborough Properties to drive development of 750,000 sq ft of business space for sport and health
2 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

Site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
1 year ago

Construction restructure costs Galliford Try £10m

Average group net debt rises to £187m after year of writedowns
3 days ago

Six climate activists arrested at concrete plant

Police chief warns construction companies they will be targeted during week of action
3 days ago

Civils and concrete specialist OHOB delivers £27m profit

O’Halloran & O’Brien builds revenue to £300m after expanding from south east base into the Midlands
3 days ago

Worker killed on Asda extension site

Victim "hit by digger bucket" in site tragedy
3 days ago

Leeds Merrion Centre 17 storey office block approved

New office block in shopping centre will cost over £50m to build
3 days ago

£17m Blackpool hotel project out to bid

Muse invited bids for Talbot Gateway scheme Holiday Inn
3 days ago

Countryside wins £400m London Camden Lock estate rebuilds

Work could start on 700-home estate rebuild late next year
4 days ago

Contractor fined for ignoring site welfare order

Manchester firm failed to provide decent facilities for workers
3 days ago

Murphy suffers £5.8m loss

Revenue up 4.4% to £781m driven by transport and power projects
4 days ago

London Mayor uproots Tulip Tower plan

Sadiq Khan blocks 305m skyscraper plan despite city planners' approval
4 days ago

Third Van Elle board director exits

John Foster, group commercial director, departs six months after joining piling specialist
4 days ago

Hunt starts for partner to deliver £1.5bn Wales schools plan

Welsh Government is looking for partner for new public private schools delivery model
4 days ago

HS2 unveils plans for “people mover” on new viaduct

2.3km route will transport people to Birmingham Airport
4 days ago

Manager merry-go-round causing mayhem for contractors

Construction bosses walk-in to new jobs no matter how poor their track record is
4 days ago

Contractor services