Plans to be put out to consultation in the autumn
The Museum of London has announced the project team for its relocation to Smithfield Market.
Buro Four has been picked as project manager, Gerald Eve awarded the planning consultant role, with Arup appointed as building services engineer and AKT II as structural and civil Engineer. Momentum Transport Consultancy has been chosen as transport consultant, with London Communications Agency taking the communications role.
The team will join Stanton Williams and Asif Khan, who were appointed as the project’s lead architects in July 2016, along with specialist conservation architect Julian Harrap, landscape architects J&L Gibbons and design managers Plan A.
The team will lead the planning process for the museum’s new home, and the plans will be put out to consultation in the autumn.
The museum intends to submit a planning application for the West Smithfield site to the City of London Corporation in 2018 and deliver the new museum by 2022.
The Museum of London is currently located at London Wall, by the Barbican. The new site near Farringdon is made up of three historic and currently vacant buildings at the corner of Chaterhouse Street and West Smithfield.
The project is being backed by the City of London Corporation and the Mayor of London, who have pledged £110m and £70m respectively.
Sharon Ament, director of the Museum of London, said: “This team, with their expertise and enthusiasm, is the perfect fit to deliver this ambitious and important project. The appointments allow us to press ahead with the planning process, working closely with the City of London Corporation and Greater London Authority, so that we can tell the story of this city through an iconic new museum at West Smithfield by 2022.”