The City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee approved plans for the Museum of London new home at West Smithfield by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan with conservation architect Julian Harrap.
This is the most significant milestone to date for the project, since it was first announced in 2015 and confirms its place as one of the largest cultural projects happening in Europe.
Paul Williams, Principal Director at Stanton Williams, said:
“This is a pivotal milestone not just for an ambitious architectural scheme for London, but also a testament to the vital importance that culture and education play for the evolution and resilience of our global city. Because London’s story is a story of renewal, reinvention and cultural diversity – a story that will be actively told by the Museum of London from its new home at West Smithfield for generations to come.
Completing the Culture Mile, the new museum will actively engage with its surroundings and communities and will bring new vibrancy to a historic, yet deteriorating part of the City. The Market Buildings, once a place for trading goods will become places for trading ideas; a democratic and inclusive arena for public life, performance, installation and debate, capturing the many voices of 21st-century London.”
Find out more about the new Museum of London here.