HAT Projects appointed to major Science Museum project
The project will integrate the former Royal Mail sorting office building with the historic East Hall, dramatically increasing the public facilities for the Museum as well as creating a more inviting welcome from the part-pedestrianised Exhibition Road.
Tom comments that the project "will transform the Museum's public faces to become more welcoming and inspiring, as well as functional, for its 3.5 million annual visitors. We look forward to creating a distinctive and delightful experience."
"HAT Projects presented a concept that was confident and elegant. Their proposal introduced a clear set of interventions that sit in harmony with our existing buildings and keep things flexible for the Museum operationally. They me the challenge of negotiating level changes with a real balance of flair and pragmatism. Their proposal showed a clear understanding of this unique opportunity to join up our buildings, to significantly enhance our ability to welcome and support our visitors, in particular our considerable educational groups audience and our growing museum supporters, donors and patrons."
Karen Livingstone, Director of Masterplan at the Science Museum.