Museum of London

The new Museum of London site is complex and multi-layered. The heritage provides a magnificent springboard for future occupation by the Museum of London. A museum that looks back to look forward with an innovative attitude to its role on the national and international stage.

Situated in Smithfield Market we look back to the origins of the city over 2000 years ago, revealing the accrued layer cake over time of geology, soils, human endeavour and the heroic Victorian market structures embedded within London’s fabric. The landscape is considered hosistically, fragmented across various datum and in different locations across the market. Each component contributes to the illustration of time, climatic change, cultural shifts and horticultural innovation. The interlocking infrastructure of Victorian architecture and engineering becomes a new landscape infrastructure; one of habitat creation for people, plants and urban wildlife. 


Client Museum of London | City of London Corporation
Location Smithfield, City of London
Date 2016-ongoing
Area 2ha
Trees proposed 6


Landscape Architect
J&L Gibbons
Stanton Williams and Asif Khan
Conservation Architect
Julian Harrap Architects
Structural and Civil Engineer
M&E, Sustainability & BREEAM Engineer
Lighting Designer 
Studio Fractal
Transport and Logistics Engineer
Momentum Transport Consultancy
Quantity Surveyor
Gardiner & Theobald
Planning Consultant
Gerald Eve
Accessibility Consultant
Buro Happold
Soil Scientist
Tim O’Hare Associates
Landscape Management
Land Management Services

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