The British galleries at London's Victoria and Albert Museum have been revamped at a cost of £31m in the museum's largest project since the Second World War.
Due to open on 22 November, the 15 galleries have been radically remodelled by exhibition designer CassonMann and historic decoration consultant Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi. They have displacement air-conditioning supplied through raised floors and colourful panels against which the exhibits are displayed. Bovis Lend Lease Consulting was project manager, with GA Associates as architect, SVM Partnership as services engineer, Walfords as QS and Exterior International as construction manager.