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The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

Published on 18 February 2013 at 17:40

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Construction of a new 3 basement, 7 storey World Conservation Exhibitions Centre onto the existing Grade 1 and 11 listed building. 

To enable the museum to have a world class conservation, additional museum storage and display facilities  it required an extension to the existing building with  a modern day internal and external appearance on a confined site in the context of Grade 1 and 11 buildings on 3 sides.    

Some of its unique facilities include an articulated truck basement lift that reduces the handling of large artefacts into the museum for both investigation, conservation and display.  The nature of matching existing internal floor levels and fire fighting facilities in the context of the museum site have proved very challenging.       

Photo credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Hayes Davidson

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Design Team: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners       

Awards: RIBA 2017 Category Museums, RICS 2015 Tourism and Leisure (Winner)