Buro Happold has completed the submission of 5,000 drawings which will form the construction documents for the Grand Museum of Egypt on the outskirts of Cairo.

The engineering consultancy forms part of the design team, also including architects Hparc and Arup, and is to work on the environmental, mechanical, electrical, security, acoustics, plumbing and fire protection of the project.

The first building on the site, the Conservation and Energy Centre, is now ready to be handed over to the client, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and will be used to restore, catalogue and remount the collection ready for loading into the museum.

Grand Museum of Egypt, Buro Happold
Grand Museum of Egypt, Buro Happold

The museum will house 50,000 exhibits including the entire Tutankhamen collection, and, it is claimed, will unite the modern city of Cairo with the antiquity associated with the nearby Giza pyramid complex.

The project's clients are now poised to announce the international tender for the construction of the building and site.