Willmott Dixon Interiors have been awarded the contract to deliver the fit out of the grade II listed, former Commonwealth building in Kensington. The new home for London’s famous Design Museum.
Fit out will see the installation of new galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, learning facilities, office space, common areas and a new destination bar and restaurant.
The scope of the project will be to undertake a Cat B fit out throughout. The works will see newly constructed dividing walls, new heating, cooling, lighting, fire systems, heat recovery units and 4 large lifts. Finishes will be robust but high quality and to an exceptional standard.
This year-long project will see the Grade II listed building converted
into a major visitor attraction dedicated to contemporary design and architecture.
When the doors open, an estimated 500,000 visitors per year will be able to enjoy the museum’s permanent collection free of charge.
- Grade II Listed building with one of the largest single span roof structures in the world.
- Exceptional finishes required throughout.
- Installation of a 3 KN glass balustrade and handrail to the atrium.
- Interface with base build contractor delivering separate works within the site grounds.
- Management of marketing to ensure maximum impact is achieved on press releases.
- Architect: JOHN PAWSON
- Project Manager: GARDINER & THEOBALD
- Cost Consultant: TURNER & TOWNSEND
- Service Engineer: CHAPMAN BDSP