The Museum of London has unveiled plans for its £33m redevelopment, including galleries designed by Conran & Partners.
The scheme will be designed by Wilkinson Eyre and will house new permanent galleries by Conran & Partners. Construction work has been programmed in phases to allow the museum to remain open. Phase one is due to open in 2003 and phase two in 2006.
The overall scheme will provide a 70 per cent increase in space.
Architect Foster and Partners is working with Wilkinson Eyre on creating a new entrance at street level with escalators and lifts. A special exhibitions space for events will also be created. Phase two includes an enclosed garden court and a 20th century gallery. The museum was built in 1971, created by Powell & Moya Partners.