Willmott Dixon to relocate and rennovate Design Museum


Willmott Dixon Interiors have secured a fit-out contract worth £20m for the relocation of London’s Design museum. The new design will incorporate London office space, as well as a library, exhibition areas and more. The museum is being relocated to the former Commonwealth Institute building on Kensington High Street.

The Grade II listed building is set to be under renovation for around a year, and will eventually be converted into a major visitor attraction dedicated to architecture and contemporary design.

The 107,000 sq. ft project will be home to both permanent and temporary exhibition areas as well as modern learning spaces, a library, auditorium, restaurant and office space.

Willmott Dixon Interiors, chief operating officer, Mike Hart, said, “This is a high-profile and prestigious project that will see the Design Museum become one of London’s biggest attractions when we complete the fit-out, with over 500,000 visitors expected annually.

“We are very proud to be delivering this last, important stage of the museum’s long-term plan for a bigger home, especially as we have a long track-record restoring listed buildings into modern spaces fit for the 21st century. We will be using our experience to deliver an exceptional home that will showcase our rich cultural heritage.”

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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